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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The terms "Rheumatic Fever" returned 398 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute rheumatic fever in First Nations communities in northwestern Ontario: Social determinants of health "bite the heart".
 

Author(s): Janet Gordon, Mike Kirlew, Yoko Schreiber, Raphael Saginur, Natalie Bocking, Brittany Blakelock, Michelle Haavaldsrud, Christine Kennedy, Terri Farrell, Lloyd Douglas, Len Kelly

Journal: Can Fam Physician. 2015 Oct;61(10):881-6.

 

To document a case series of 8 young First Nations patients diagnosed with acute rheumatic fever (ARF), a preventable disease that resulted in the death of 2 patients, in northwestern Ontario in the context of late diagnosis, overcrowded housing, and inadequate public health response.

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2016

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IgA-dominant acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis with concomitant rheumatic fever successfully treated with steroids: a case report.
 

Author(s): Rina R Rus, Nataša Toplak, Alenka Vizjak, Jerica Mraz, Dušan Ferluga

Journal: Croat. Med. J.. 2015 Dec;56(6):567-72.

 

There are only a few reports of the co-occurrence of acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APGN) and acute rheumatic fever. We report an unusual case of a 3-year-old boy with nephrotic syndrome and acute renal failure with the transitional need for peritoneal dialysis, biopsy-proven ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2015

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National Advisory Committee for the Prevention and Control of Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease in Namibia.
 

Author(s): Christopher Hugo-Hamman, Norbert Forster

Journal: Cardiovasc J Afr. ;26(6):251.

 

Last Updated: 15 Dec 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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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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Regulatory B Cells in Inflammatory Rheumatisms and Biomarkers of Response to Biologic Treatments
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Sjogren's Syndrome; Scleroderma; Spondylitis; Gout; Spinal Disease; Chondrocalcinosis

 

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2015

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