Rheumatic Fever – Top USMLE Diseases

Rheumatic Fever – Top USMLE Diseases

by Peter Delves, PhD, Brian Alverson, MD, Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Rheumatic fever is a common cardiac complication of streptococcal pharyngitis.

Manifestations include carditis, arthritis, chorea, subcutaneous nodules and erythema marginatum. Rheumatic fever is a major cause for vavular heart diseases in developing countries.

Join us now to know all about rheumatic fever!

Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:17 h
  • Quiz questions 11
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Rheumatic Fever – Top USMLE Diseases

 Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, PhD

Dr. Peter Delves is a Professor Emeritus of Immunology and served as the Vice Dean of Education of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University College London, UK.
He obtained his PhD at the University of London and is a prolific author, having published several textbooks and laboratory manuals. He is also the editor of two encyclopedias on immunology and on life sciences.
Dr. Delves has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is particularly interested in innovations in web-based education.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Delves teaches courses on the Immune System.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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Excellent lecture.
By Jalil Z. on 02. August 2020 for Scarlet Fever and Rheumatic Fever in Children

I particularly liked the remarks concerning the taste of penicillin and the clear explanation concerning the Jones criteria.

Great Lecturer
By Ollin V. on 15. October 2018 for Scarlet Fever and Rheumatic Fever in Children

Concise, Succinct, and "digestible" I now know about scarlet & rheumatic fever in children.