June 2009, VOLUME123 /ISSUE 6

Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis

On February 11, 2009, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the following publication: American Heart Association. Gerber MA, et al. Prevention of rheumatic fever and diagnosis and treatment of acute streptococcal pharyngitis: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the Interdisciplinary Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and the Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research. Circulation. 2009;119:1541–1551. Available at:

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