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Definitions, brief history, importance

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Abstract

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory syndrome which sometimes follows beta-hemolytic, group A, streptococcal infections of the throat, and characteristically tends to recur. Its name emphasizes the joints, but it is the heart which makes it important.

Keywords

Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Heart Disease Streptococcal Infection Streptococcal Pharyngitis Poor General Health 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© A. Taranta and M. Markowitz 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cabrini Medical CenterNew York Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsThe University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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