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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Acute rheumatic fever (ARA) is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries.
* Describe the causes of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
Primary goals of therapy for acute GABHS pharyngotonsillitis include preventing acute rheumatic fever and suppurative complications (eg, peritonsillar abscess).
Acute rheumatic fever is caused by complications from group A streptococcus (GAS) pharyngitis.
Resurgence of acute rheumatic fever in the intermountain area of the United States.
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is believed to be a non-suppurative autoimmune complication of a group A beta- hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis.
This change could be contributing to the decline of acute rheumatic fever among children in the United States, based on a comparison of data on M-type isolates from children in Chicago during 1961-1968 with data from children from Chicago and nationwide during 2000-2004 (CID 2006;42:441-7).
This study was undertaken to determine if a shorter course of antibiotics would lead to an increased risk of acute rheumatic fever and glomerulonephritis.
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF), with its varied and potentially devastating cardiac complication of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), has largely been eradicated from developing countries, but continues to be a scourge mainly in poorly resourced areas of the world and also among the indigenous populations of some wealthy countries such as New Zealand and Australia.[1] The disease is particularly prevalent in populations where there is overcrowding and high levels of poverty.
In the next 250 years, all the clinical manifestations were recognized as an individual entity and in 1889 Cheadle in his famous classic lecture brought together all the diverse manifestations under one common name 'The Cheadle cycle' or Acute Rheumatic fever as it is known today.
A new report has revealed that young Maori are 23 times more likely to suffer acute rheumatic fever than non-Maori.
HSP vasculitis and acute rheumatic fever are both multisystemic diseases affecting joints and heart.
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