Should We Taper or not: A Short Glance to a Dilemma


  • Serdar Kula Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Cardiology
  • Merve Aykut Gazi University Faculty of Medicine 4th year student
  • Gülay Güler Gazi University Faculty of Medicine 4th year student
  • Dilşah Şevik Gazi University Faculty of Medicine 4th year student


The treatment of the acute inflammatory manifestations of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) refers to the utilization of anti-inflammatory agents. Based upon clinical experience, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) has been traditionally accepted as the first-line therapy for arthritis. However, various scientific sources indicate different schedules for the administration of ASA treatment and such differences may cause misunderstandings. This student study aims to investigate the approaches for the ASA treatment that have been adopted by the pediatric cardiologists in the treatment of ARF arthritis by means of a pre-designed questionnaire.


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