Jones criteria

Jones criteria

(jōnz),
criteria (proposed by T.D. Jones in 1944 and modified in 1965) used to make the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. There are five major criteria: carditis, polyarthritis, chorea, erythema marginatum, and subcutaneous nodules; minor criteria include fever, arthralgia, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate or C-reactive protein, and prolonged PR interval on ECG. Diagnosis requires evidence of recent group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection, plus two major and one minor criteria, or one major and two minor criteria; revised Jones criteria allow the diagnosis when indolent carditis or chorea exists with no other cause, or in patients with a previous history of rheumatic fever who have one major or two minor criteria in association with a recent streptococcal infection.
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Jones cri·te·ri·a

(jōnz krī-tēr'ē-ă)
Characteristics and findings (proposed by T.D. Jones in 1944 and modified in 1965) that are used to confirm the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. There are five major criteria: carditis, polyarthritis, chorea, erythema marginatum, and subcutaneous nodules; minor criteria include fever, arthralgia, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate or C reactive protein, and prolonged PR interval on electrocardiogram. Diagnosis requires evidence of recent group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infection, plus two major and one minor criteria, or one major and two minor criteria; revised Jones criteria allow the diagnosis when indolent carditis or chorea exists with no other cause, or in patients with a previous history of rheumatic fever who have one major or two minor criteria in association with a recent streptococcal infection.
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Jones criteria

(jonz)
[T. D. Jones, U.S. physician, 1899–1954]
The criteria for diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever.
See: rheumatic fever
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The diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever historically was always made using Jones criteria [3].
When reading the final update of the Jones criteria which we are all familiar with written by our editor Professor Ayse Guler Eroglu, I wondered when they were published for the first time and made a research.
(2) It is distinguished from acute rheumatic fever (ARF) with the absence of Jones criteria. Additionally, in PSReA the latency period is about 1-2 weeks, shorter than ARF and cardiac/kidney involvement is also rare.
They were enrolled if they showed evidence of congestive cardiac failure (CCF), cardiac murmur, arthritis or chorea and if they satisfied the 2002/3 World Health Organization modified Jones criteria for ARF and RHD.
Initially, all disease criteria were called "diagnostic." A well known example has been the historic Jones criteria for rheumatic fever.
He did not meet the familiar modified Jones criteria. His repetitive hand movements were not really chorea and he had facial tics as well.
Some lists even contain criteria for making the specific diagnosis (eg, Jones criteria in rheumatic fever) as well as clinical features of tough-to-diagnose illnesses (eg, clinical features of Legionella infection).
In the final Jones criteria, different diagnostic criteria were established for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever for low risk and moderate-high risk populations.
MATERIALS & METHODS OF STUDY: 36 children of less than 15 years age group satisfying the Revised Jones criteria (1992) diagnosed as Acute Rheumatic fever /Rheumatic heart disease (Including 8 cases first attack and 28 Reactivation cases) from paediatric Medical wards (Both inpatients and outpatients) of King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam were included in the study with respect to the following:
In areas of the world where Acute Rheumatic fever is common, strict adherence to revised Jones criteria may lead to under diagnosis.