rheumatic fever

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a severe disease chiefly of children and characterized by painful inflammation of the joints and frequently damage to the heart valves

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6 million under the Rheumatic Fever Strategy over the next four years.
This is in concordance with Sharma et al [8] and Mohammed Fahem et al [9] This is attributed to prevalence of group A streptococcal infection and consequently, Rheumatic fever is more common in school children.
Notification of rheumatic fever in South Africa--evidence for underreporting by health care professionals and administrators.
National data released in February shows 98 people were hospitalised for the first time with rheumatic fever last year, compared with 177 in 2012, a 45 per cent national reduction.
Keywords: Acute rheumatic fever, echocardiography, Jones criteria, rheumatic heart disease, subclinical carditis
Differentiation of post-streptococcal reactive arthritis from acute rheumatic fever.
Acute rheumatic fever is no longer a nationally notifiable disease in the United States, and its annual incidence in the continental United States declined in the late 20th century to approximately 0.
Contemporary issues in rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart disease.
His sister Kate, 52, said her brother was due to have an operation on a "dodgy" heart valve caused by childhood rheumatic fever.
Rheumatic fever (RF)/ Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a connective tissue disease, and evidence supports the concept of environmental and genetic factors contributing to its pathology.
Tonsillitis can lead to rheumatic fever and meningitis.
Washington, Sept 27 ( ANI ): Raising community awareness by emphasising that untreated sore throat caused by group A streptococcal (GAS) infection can lead to acute rheumatic fever (ARF) or rheumatic heart disease RHD, is a huge part of the battle.
Review of 609 patients with rheumatic fever in terms of revised and updated Jones criteria.
In 1874, Thomas MacLagan, a Scottish physician, personally consumed a 2 gram dose of salicin without apparent ill effect and so gave a dose to a patient with rheumatic fever.
However, swift medical diagnosis and immediate commencement of a course of antibiotics is recommended as if it is left untreated it can turn into rheumatic fever which can then lead to rheumatic heart disease and serious heart problems in later life.