The clinical and laboratory data for an 8 year old girl with abdominal pain as a presenting manifestation of acute rheumatic fever are reported. An abdominal investigation with ultrasonography carried out at the same time showed free peritoneal fluid. These findings support the proposal that the abdominal pain classically described in acute rheumatic fever is one of the manifestations of the inflammatory process. It is suggested that in patients with abdominal pain, fever, and increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate in whom the diagnosis is not clear, an abdominal investigation with ultrasonography could be helpful in establishing the correct diagnosis.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.