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Rheumatic Fever

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COULD IT BE HER TONSILS OR ADENOIDS? COULD IT BE HER IMMUNE SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK CORRECTLY?
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Hi, Since the advent of penicillin in the 1940s, a major preoccupation in the treatment of streptococcal tonsillitis has been the prevention of...
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A rare but potentially life-threatening disease, rheumatic fever is a complication of untreated strep throat, caused by bacteria called Group A...
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Rheumatic fever results from an inflammatory reaction to certain Group A Streptococcus bacteria.  The body produces antibodies to fight the...
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Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory reaction (usually in response to a strep infection) that can involve the heart and heart valves.
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Symptoms associated with rheumatic fever include: 1. Carditis (inflammation of the heart), which occurs in 60% of patients, can result in permanent...
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The most significant complications of rheumatic are cardiac-related. Patients with rheumatic fever who develop carditis may develop long-lasting...
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In the United States and other developed nations, rheumatic fever is exceedingly rare today, though there have been sporadic outbreaks. This is due...
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The first step in treating rheumatic fever is to eradicate the bacteria which initially caused the immunologic response. This is usually...
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Rheumatic fever (acute rheumatic fever or ARF) is an autoimmune disease that may occur after a group A streptococcal throat infection that causes...
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Prevention of rheumatic fever requires the recognition and diagnosis of group A strep throat infections and the treatment with an appropriate...
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The person must have a history of an infection with group A streptococcal bacteria, either by laboratory documentation (a positive rapid strep test)...
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There is a direct and well-described connection between certain streptococcal infections and rheumatic fever. Most commonly, rheumatic fever is...
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Jones criteria are guidelines decided on by the American Heart Association to help doctors clinically diagnose rheumatic fever. Two major criteria...
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