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 in children: experience from a cardiac center.
The clinical picture of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) has been known since 1500s.
Pediatric cases of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease were defined as physician-diagnosed acute rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease among patients aged [less than or equal to] 18 years who had sought care during 2011-2012 at the hospital in American Samoa.
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) arises from what may start as a mild throat infection, but the announcement by the New Zealand Government in its 2013 budget that it would allocate $20 million for treating and preventing the disease shows the impact it is having in poorer communities in this country.
to prevent post-streptococcal sequelae - acute rheumatic fever is a significant problem in developing countries
According to the 1992 modified Jones criteria, acute rheumatic fever is a major criterion and is sufficient evidence on which to base a diagnosis.
Acute rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart disease.
The spectrum of infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes varies widely from invasive disease, such as bacteremia, sepsis, necrotizing fasciitis (NF), and STSS, to noninvasive infection, most commonly pharyngitis with suppurative complications, such as otitis media, and nonsuppurative complications, such as acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and acute glomerulonephritis (APSGN).
Lancefield group 'A' beta haemolytic Streptococcus (GAS) is capable of causing a wide variety of diseases, such as scarlet fever, pharyngitis, impetigo, acute rheumatic fever (ARF), rheumatic heart disease (RHD), glomerulonephritis, necrotizing fascitis and toxic shock syndrome, etc.
It is controlled by antibiotics but complications can include kidney damage, meningitis, pneumonia and acute rheumatic fever.
3% depending on the population studied, but the development of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) requires a rheumatogenic strain, a genetically predisposed susceptible host, and other environmental conditions, most likely relating to an increased inocula on contracting the infection as may occur with crowding or large family size.
VIENNA -- A polymorphism in the gene coding for toll-like receptor 2 seems to constitute a powerful susceptibility gene for acute rheumatic fever, H.
This later finding is more relevant in emerging countries where rates of acute rheumatic fever are high rather than in more developed Western countries with low rates of rheumatic fever.
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