Rheumatic Fever

Common Name(s)

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that develops from strep throat or scarlet fever, both caused by streptococcus bacteria.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rheumatic Fever" returned 393 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Case of Adult-Onset Acute Rheumatic Fever With Long-Lasting Atrioventricular Block Requiring Permanent Pacemaker Implantation.
 

Author(s): Yusuke Oba, Hiroaki Watanabe, Yoshioki Nishimura, Shuichi Ueno, Takao Nagashima, Yasushi Imai, Masahisa Shimpo, Kazuomi Kario

Journal: Int Heart J. 2015 ;56(6):664-7.

 

A 45-year-old hypertensive Japanese woman presented with epigastric pain on inspiration, fever, complete atrioventricular block and polyarthritis. Her antistreptolysin O levels were markedly elevated. A diagnosis of rheumatic fever was made according to the modified Jones criteria. ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease among children--American Samoa, 2011-2012.
 

Author(s): Amanda Beaudoin, Laura Edison, Camille E Introcaso, Lucy Goh, James Marrone, Amelita Mejia, Chris Van Beneden,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2015 May;64(20):555-8.

 

Acute rheumatic fever is a nonsuppurative, immune-mediated consequence of group A streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat). Recurrent or severe acute rheumatic fever can cause permanent cardiac valve damage and rheumatic heart disease, which increases the risk for cardiac conditions ...

Last Updated: 29 May 2015

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A cost-effectiveness analysis of a program to control rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
 

Author(s): David A Watkins, Mercy Mvundura, Porfirio Nordet, Bongani M Mayosi

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Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) persist in many low- and middle-income countries. To date, the cost-effectiveness of population-based, combined primary and secondary prevention strategies has not been assessed. In the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba, a ...

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2015

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The terms "Rheumatic Fever" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Contemporary issues in rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic heart disease.
 

Author(s): Mohammed R Essop, Ferande Peters

Journal: Circulation. 2014 Dec;130(24):2181-8.

 

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2015

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Rheumatic fever, autoimmunity, and molecular mimicry: the streptococcal connection.
 

Author(s): Madeleine W Cunningham

Journal: Int. Rev. Immunol.. ;33(4):314-29.

 

The group A streptococcus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and its link to autoimmune sequelae, has acquired a new level of understanding. Studies support the hypothesis that molecular mimicry between the group A streptococcus and heart or brain are important in directing immune responses ...

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2014

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Rheumatic fever associated with antiphospholipid syndrome: systematic review.
 

Author(s): Felipe da Silva, Jozélio de Carvalho

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2014 ;2014():614591.

 

To evaluate the clinical associations between rheumatic fever and antiphospholipid syndrome and the impact of coexistence of these two diseases in an individual.

Last Updated: 26 May 2014

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The Genetic Basis of Acquired Heart Disease in Africa
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatic Heart Disease; Rheumatic Fever; Endomyocardial Fibrosis; Acquired Heart Disease

 

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2016

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Efficacy of BLIS K12 as Preventive Measure for Rheumatic Children
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatic Fever

 

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2015

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Efficacy of Physiotherapy on the Health and Quality of Life of the Rheumatic Patient
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatic Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 6 May 2014

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