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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Acute rheumatic fever does not cause lasting damage to the nervous tissue or joints.
Discuss prevention and treatment strategies for acute rheumatic fever.
Group A streptococcal throat carriage and pharyngitis in household contacts of acute rheumatic fever cases in Auckland [abstract].
Temporal changes in streptococcal M protein types and the near-disappearance of acute rheumatic fever in the United States.
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the complications of streptococcal infections, acute rheumatic fever and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis
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Tenders are invited for Role of CD4+ T cell subsets in pathogenesis of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
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