Unilateral pulmonary edema and acute rheumatic fever

John S. Giuliano, Priya Sekar, Catherine L. Dent, William L. Border, Russel Hirsch, Peter B. Manning, Derek S. Wheeler

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Although the diagnostic criteria for acute rheumatic fever (ARF) are well known, a high index of suspicion is necessary in order to assure timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment. We present a case of an 8-year-old child who presented with unilateral pulmonary edema secondary to acute mitral insufficiency due to ARF. ARF should be considered in the differential diagnosis of unilateral pulmonary edema in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-467
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008


  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Carditis
  • Heart failure
  • Mitral valve regurgitation
  • Unilateral pulmonary edema


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