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True about Rheumatic fever- (AIIMS Nov 2012)



A Chorea is aggravated during pregnancy

B Chorea & arthritis co-existing

C Subcutaneous nodules are tender

D Erythema multiforrne seen

Ans. A

Chorea is aggravated during pregnancy

Sydnehrm's chores

a. The characteristic pictue of chorea is that it often occur in isolation, either unaccompanied by other major

b. manifestations of RF or after a latent period of several months, at a time when all other manifestations of RF have subsided.

c. Rapid purposeless involuntary movements most noticeable in extremities and face.

d. Movements disappear during sleep.

e. Emotional liability is characteristic.

f. Most patients recover in 6 months.

g. Sex hormones (estrogen) or pregnancy can cause recurrences.

Aboutoption ‘d’.

Erythema marginatum (not erythema multiforme) is seen in RF.

Erythema marginafum

h. Rash present on the trunk and proximal

i. Face is spared.

j. Macules or papules that extend outwards while the skin

k. Neverpruritic, never indurated.

l. Rash is evanescent migrating from place to place'

m. No residual scarring.

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