Answer :USMLE step 2 Mcq 36 :A young girl is diagnosed with rheumatic fever

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Correct Answer: E
Explanation:
Migratory polyarthrits of large joints, carditis, erythema marginatum, Sydenham's chorea and subcutaneous nodules are all part of the 5 major criteria given by Jones for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever.Elevated serum titers of antibodies to streptolysin O (ASO) are often used as supporting evidence for the diagnosis of rheumatic fever but are not part of the 5 major criteria given by Jones.


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