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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With an ASO value of 508 IU/mL acute rheumatic fever was considered.
The efficacy of penicillin and amoxicillin in GABHS pharyngotonsillitis has waned over the past 3 decades, even though the incidence of acute rheumatic fever has not increased with the continued use of penicillin.
(48.) Acute rheumatic fever among Army trainees--Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
For making a diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic fever (Initial attack), two major or one major and two minor criteria should be present along with supporting evidence of antecedent group A streptococcal infection.
Cardiac involvement in HSP vasculitis patients is very rare and previously there was only one report of HSP and acute rheumatic fever co-occurrence without time interval between those disorders (9).
Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Fiji: Prospective surveillance, 2005-2007.
The Arthritis responds dramatically to salicylate therapy if patients treated with salicylates (with documented therapeutic levels) do not improve in 48 hours, the diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic fever probably is incorrect.
Approximately 94% of the physicians cited acute rheumatic fever prevention as a reason to treat bacterial pharyngitis, and 54% cited prevention of acute glomerulonephritis.
There were no cases of acute rheumatic fever in either period.
Acute Rheumatic fever / Rheumatic heart disease is the most common acquired childhood heart disease diagnosis made in India.
A marked decline in children presenting with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and chronic rheumatic heart disease (RHD) over the past two decades has been observed at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto.

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