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Definition of the noun rheumatic fever
What does rheumatic fever mean as a name of something?
- a severe disease chiefly of children and characterized by painful inflammation of the joints and frequently damage to the heart valves
Alternative definition of the noun rheumatic fever
- an inflammation of the joints and the heart following a respiratory infection with streptococcus
"Rheumatic fever" is a book by Herbert C. Yahraes.
- also known as "Rheumatic fever; childhood's greatest enemy"
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by Jean Kaplan Teichroew
RHEUMATIC FEVER ...
by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
Acute rheumatic fever is another infectious cardiac disease that is common in immigrant populations. Streptococcal throat infections are sometimes followed by rheumatic fever, typically beginning about 2–3 weeks after the initial streptococcal ...
by Dana K. Cassell, Noel R. Rose
percent, of all people who have streptococcal pharyngitis will develop acute rheumatic fever. The disease can cause serious, debilitating damage to the heart and involve other tissues. The majority of ...
by Glenna R Schroeder-Lein
During the Civil War soldiers suffered from two main types of heart problems: rheumatic fever and “soldier's heart.” Rheumatic fever, frequently called acute rheumatism during the period, was especially prevalent during the winter. Now known ...
by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia Serraon Claudio
Rheumatic fever. Acute or chronic inflammatory process that comes as a sequel to hemolytic streptococcal infection, usually after 3 to 4 weeks. It occurs most frequently in children and tends to recur. The inflammatory process initially affects ...
by James S. Trefil
Rheumatic Fever RNA Above, a molecular model of RNA, the nucleic acid. the proximity of food. Brain stem RAS neurons project to the cortex primarily through relay nuclei in the thalamus that have a stimulatory influence on the cerebral ...
by Lyle J. Micheli
Acute Rheumatic Fever Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is an inflammatory disease that may develop after an infection with streptococcus bacteria and can ...
Dictionary of Medicine (2014)
by P.H. Collin
If a Rh-negative mother has formed antibodies to Rh-positive blood in the past, these antibodies will affect the blood of the fetus and may cause erythroblasiosis fetalis rheumatic adjective referring to rheumatism; rheumatic fever or acute ...
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Rheumatic Fever and Nephritis Research
In 1953, NIH scientists were seeking the cause of the hypersensitivity that develops during a 10-21 day lapse after infection before the onset of rheumatic fever or nephritis.
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Rheumatic fever Meaning
Video shows what rheumatic fever means. an inflammation of the joints and the heart following a respiratory infection with streptococcus. Rheumatic fever ...
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