Medical Mnemonics / Internal Medicine Board Review: Rheumatic Fever

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Internal Medicine Board Review: Medical Mnemonic for Major and Minor Criteria of Rheumatic Fever can be remembered by the mnemonic "JONES CAFE PAL"

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Medical Mnemonics / Internal Medicine Board Review: Rheumatic Fever

  1. 1. Rheumatic Fever: Criteria Mnemonic: “JONES CAFE PAL” Major Criteria Minor Criteria Joint Involvement C CRP Increased O O looks like a heart = myocarditis A Arthralgia N Nodules, subcutaneous F Fever E Erythema marginatum E Elevated ESR S Intellectual Property of Knowmedge.com J Sydenham chorea P Prolonged PR Interval A Anamnesis of Rheumatism L Leukocytosis Diagnosis Throat cultures growing GABHS OR Elevated anti-streptolysin O titers 2 Major criteria OR 1 Major criterion and 2 Minor criteria

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