Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease - Guideline
Guideline for diagnosis, management and secondary prevention of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
This guideline for the diagnosis, management and secondary prevention of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) was published in 2014. As a result of the 2019 update to the Group A Streptococcal Sore Throat Management Guideline the following medication regimes have changed, but have not been updated in this document.
|Page reference||Medication||2014 ARF and RHD Guideline||Medication regime change in 2019 GAS Guideline Update|
|13||Phenoxymethylpenicillin||Twice daily||2-3 times daily|
|13, 29||Amoxicillin||Once daily||1-2 times daily|
|26, 29, 36, 70||Erythromycin max daily dose||1000mg||1600mg|