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Unformatted text preview: ally treated group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection of the upper respiratory tract. Initially, the nurse determines whether the child had a sore throat or an unexplained fever within the past 2 months. Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Fever ± Anti-inflammatory agents, including aspirin, may be prescribed for the child with rheumatic fever. Aspirin should not be given to a child who has chickenpox or other viral infections, such as the flu. Joint pain and arthralgia are clinical manifestations of rheumatic fever. Facial edema may be associated with the development of a cardiac complication. Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Fever ± A diagnosis of rheumatic fever is confirmed by the presence of two major manifestations or one major and two minor manifestations from the Jones criteria. In addition, evidence of a recent streptococcal infection is confirmed by a positive antistreptolysin O titer, Streptozyme assay, or an anti-DNase B assay 6 91. Kawasaki Disease Kawasaki Disease ± Kawasaki disease, also c...
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