Rheumatic Fever

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Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that develops from strep throat or scarlet fever, both caused by streptococcus bacteria. Rheumatic fever is common in children five to fifteen years old in underdeveloped countries. Symptoms of rheumatic fever vary from person to person and include fever, joint pain, chest pain, fatigue, rash, uncontrollable body movements, heart murmur, and small nodules under the skin. Be sure to see a doctor if your child exhibits these symptoms or symptoms of strep throat or scarlet fever. Antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, anticonvulsent medication, or any combination of the three may be used to treat rheumatic fever and get rid of the streptococcus bacteria.

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The terms "Rheumatic Fever" returned 227 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The autoimmune side of rheumatic fever.
 

Author(s): Carlo Perricone, Shunit Rinkevich, Miri Blank, Natalie Landa-Rouben, Cristiano Alessandri, Fabrizio Conti, Jonathan Leor, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Guido Vatesini

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Oct;16(10):654-5.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Clinically manifested myocarditis in acute rheumatic fever.
 

Author(s): José L Xavier, Alexandre de Matos Soeiro, Antonio S S A Lopes, Guilherme S Spina, Carlos V Serrano, Múcio T Oliveira

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2014 Feb;102(2):e17-20.

 

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2014

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Reply to letter regarding article, "Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: incidence and progression in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1997 to 2010".
 

Author(s): Joanna G Lawrence, Jonathan R Carapetis, Kalinda Griffiths, Keith Edwards, John R Condon

Journal: Circulation. 2014 Mar;129(11):e397.

 

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014

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The terms "Rheumatic Fever" returned 24 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Rheumatic fever & rheumatic heart disease: the last 50 years.
 

Author(s): R Krishna Kumar, R Tandon

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2013 Apr;137(4):643-58.

 

Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) continue to be a major health hazard in most developing countries as well as sporadically in developed economies. Despite reservations about the utility, echocardiographic and Doppler (E&D) studies have identified a massive burden ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2013

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Adams-Stokes attack as the first symptom of acute rheumatic fever: report of an adolescent case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Nicola Carano, Ilaria Bo, Bertrand Tchana, Erica Vecchione, Silvia Fantoni, Aldo Agnetti

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Acquired complete heart block, in pediatric age is mainly the results of direct injury to conduction tissue during cardiac surgery or cardiac catheterisation. It can also be observed in different clinical settings as infectious diseases, neoplasia, and inflammatory diseases. It has ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2012

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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: 14 Feb 2015

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Does Etanercept Influence Tweak Modulation of Inflammation During Inflammatory Rheumatisms (Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis)?
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Inflammatory Rheumatism; Psoriatic Arthritis; Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 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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