Acute rheumatic fever and chronic rheumatic disease

Bo Remenyi, Jonathan Carapetis

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    Rheumatic heart disease, a sequel of acute rheumatic fever, remains the most common cause of acquired heart disease worldwide and today it is a disease of poverty. This chapter describes the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnostic criteria, and management principles of acute rheumatic fever. Chronic rheumatic heart disease, its clinical manifestation, and medical and surgical management are also presented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care
    EditorsDa Cruz Eduardo, Ivy Dunbar, Jaggers James
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)9781447146193
    ISBN (Print)9781447146186
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


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