The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 46, Issue 10, pp 368–371 | Cite as

Immunological basis in the aetiology of rheumatic fever (A review)

  • Dinesh Chandra Srivastava
  • K. Krishna Kumar


Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Heart Disease Acute Rheumatic Fever Streptococcal Cell Wall Haemolytic Streptococcus 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dinesh Chandra Srivastava
    • 1
  • K. Krishna Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Bikaner

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