The calendar is available for people with acute rheumatic fever
or rheumatic heart disease, and their families from their local health service.
Describe the causes of acute rheumatic fever
and rheumatic heart disease.
Hemichorea as a presentation of acute rheumatic fever
Objective: Acute rheumatic fever
(ARF) results from an autoimmune response to infection with group A streptococci.
Epidemiology of acute rheumatic fever
in New Zealand 1996-2005.
Low rates of streptococcal pharyngitis and high rates of pyoderma in Australian aboriginal communities where acute rheumatic fever
It is controlled by antibiotics but complications can include kidney damage, meningitis, pneumonia and acute rheumatic fever
The recognition of a pre-existing streptococcal infection in acute rheumatic fever
(ARF) and a dysenteric infection in Reiter syndrome spawned a new classification of reactive arthritis, and in the case of ARF, identified an effective way to reduce the incidence of ARF through effective treatment of streptococcal infections.
VIENNA -- A polymorphism in the gene coding for toll-like receptor 2 seems to constitute a powerful susceptibility gene for acute rheumatic fever
Last year, for example, his team determined that the GAS strain M18, which causes acute rheumatic fever
, contains phage genes that encode toxins, but that another strain, which causes strep throat, doesn't have those genes (SN: 3/30/02, p.
The assay also helps diagnostic labs increase testing sensitivity to streptococcal-based infections, including patients with acute rheumatic fever
, acute glomerulonephritis, Sydenham's chorea, scarlet fever, pharyngitis, and other group A illnesses.
Together with acute rheumatic fever
, it is one of the leading causes of heart disease in children.
the complications of streptococcal infections, acute rheumatic fever
and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis
Group A streptococcus is a major public health problem worldwide, causing a variety of human diseases such as strep throat (pharyngitis), flesh eating disease (necrotizing fasciitis), toxic shock syndrome and acute rheumatic fever
Acute rheumatic fever
(ARF) continues to be a significant cause of acquired heart disease in resource-limited settings.