Rheumatic fever

What is Rheumatic fever?

It is a disease caused by streptococcus pyogenes grp A bacteria .It is characterised by sore throat ,fever,polyarthritis(joint pains ),carditis(breathlessness on slight exertion ),sucutaneous nodules (painful red lumps esp on lower limbs ) erythema marinatum (a red rash ).Sometimes a neurological complication can follow called chorea .It is diagnosed by serum ASO levels more than 200 .

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hello docter, i indian. i suffering by rheumatic fever in my 16 age. consulted docter and he told take pentids 400 tablet. i continue take tablet...

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No, at the moment you don't need to do anything else. I suppose that the regurgitation is not surgical now. On this...

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We lived in Kenya for 2yrs and while there in “06” my son XXXXXXX who was 6 at the time got rheumatic fever. The dentist requires that he takes...

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Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune disease( body reacts against itself) that occurs in persons with a history of throat or skin infection with the...

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