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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [2]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Varun Kumar, M.B.B.S. [3]; Anthony Gallo, B.S. [4]

Overview

On chest x-ray, rheumatic fever is characterized by cardiomegaly and pulmonary edema secondary to heart failure.

X Ray

There are no x-ray findings associated with rheumatic fever. However, an x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of complications of rheumatic fever, which include:[1]

References

  1. Acute Rhuematic Fever. Radiopaedia.org (2015). http://radiopaedia.org/cases/acute-rheumatic-fever-chest-radiographic-findings Accessed on October 19, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Image courtesy of Dr. David Preston Radiopaedia (original file [1]). Creative Commons BY-SA-NC

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