acute rheumatic fever


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acute rheumatic fever

[ə′kyüt ru̇′mad·ik ′fē·vər]
(medicine)
A severe infectious process caused by beta hemolytic streptococci; characterized by fever and frequently accompanied by painful inflamed joints, endocarditis, chorea, or glomerulonephritis.
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Discuss prevention and treatment strategies for acute rheumatic fever.
Acute rheumatic fever in the Waikato District Health Board region of New Zealand: 1998-2004.
Temporal changes in streptococcal M protein types and the near-disappearance of acute rheumatic fever in the United States.
Indeed, 56 of 61 unselected Turkish children who met diagnostic criteria for acute rheumatic fever were heterozygous for the simple polymorphism, in which arginine is replaced by glutamine at position 753 in the toll-like receptor 2 (TLR-2) gene, according to Dr.
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is a complication of a strep throat caused by particular strains of GAS.
Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Fiji: Prospective surveillance, 2005-2007.
We present a case of a patient whose initial complaints were fever, cough, sore throat, chest pain, and migratory polyarthralgia and polyarthritis, which were misdiagnosed as acute rheumatic fever (ARF).
Recently, troponin T level was found slightly elevated in pediatric patients during acute rheumatic fever as an evidence of mild myocardial damage (17).
Rheumatic heart disease can develop from one episode of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) or be the cumulative effect of recurrent ARF.
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is an inflammatory consequence of a recent past infection with group A streptococcal (GAS) bacteria.

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