Reactive poststreptococcal arthritis

Background

  • Arthritis of one or more joints after Group A strep pharyngitis
    • May represent mild form of rheumatic fever or separate entity
  • Not associated with other Major Jones criteria; milder illness than rheumatic fever

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Monoarticular arthritis

Algorithm for Monoarticular arthralgia

Polyarthritis

Algorithm for Polyarticular arthralgia

Evaluation

  • Throat culture

Management

Disposition

  • Discharge

See Also

References

Authors:

Ross Donaldson