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Definition of the noun rheumatic fever

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  1. a severe disease chiefly of children and characterized by painful inflammation of the joints and frequently damage to the heart valves
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic term: infectious disease = a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
    • part: rheumatic aortitis = aortitis occurring in rheumatic fever

Alternative definition of the noun rheumatic fever


  1. 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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Google previewChronic Diseases: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Effects, and Treatments [2 volumes] (2016)

by Jean Kaplan Teichroew


Google previewEncyclopedia of Immigrant Health (2012)

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 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Autoimmune Diseases (2003)

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 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine (2015)

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 ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (1996)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Science and Technology (2001)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Medicine (2010)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary 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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