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J Pediatr. 2000 Aug;137(2):269-71.

The use of naproxen in the treatment of children with rheumatic fever.

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Department of Pediatrics, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel.

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  • J Pediatr 2001 Aug;139(2):340. Vollach B [corrected to Wolach B].

Abstract

We evaluated the efficacy and safety of naproxen (10-20 mg/kg/d) for the treatment of arthritis and fever related to rheumatic fever in 19 children. Fever and arthritis resolved within a median of 1 day of beginning treatment (range, 1-2 and 1-30 days, respectively). The sole patient with prolonged arthritis had small joint involvement. No gastrointestinal, dermatologic, liver, or renal side effects were observed. None of the patients developed carditis over the following 6 months. Naproxen appears to be effective for the treatment of arthritis and fever related to rheumatic fever and is well tolerated.

PMID:
10931426
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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