Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis and Treatment of Strep Throat

Published: February 26, 2009

  • Revision of the 1995 statement on treating Group A streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) and preventing acute rheumatic fever.
  • Discusses most recent evidence for establishing the diagnosis of strep throat.
  • Gives updated antibiotic regimens for preventing first attacks (primary prevention) or recurrent attacks (secondary prevention) of rheumatic fever.