Sore throats and rheumatic fever - Emma Best

Date Published: 
Monday, December 7, 2015

Dr Emma Best talks about sore throats and rheumatic fever. Emma is a paediatric infectious disease consultant at Starship children’s hospital in Auckland and a senior lecturer in paediatrics at the University of Auckland.


  • Rheumatic fever in New Zealand
  • Diagnosis and risk category
  • Assessing and management of sore throats
  • High risk patients – swabs?
  • Should we re-swab after treatment?
  • Prevention of rheumatic fever
  • Should we advise isolation?
  • Following up with family members
  • Clinical features to look out for
  • Tests in General Practice
  • Referrals for acute rheumatic fever
  • Advice to give to parents


Auckland Regional Health Pathways 


Dr Emma Best
Paediatric infectious disease consultant

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