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ALLMedicine™ Acute Rheumatic Fever Center

Research & Reviews  242 results

Early diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease as part of a secon...
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Bennett J, Rentta NN et. al.

Jul 24th, 2021 - Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and its sequela rheumatic heart disease (RHD) remain significant causes of morbidity and mortality. In New Zealand, ARF almost exclusively affects Indigenous Māori and Pacific children. This narrative review aims to pre...

Persisting burden and challenges of rheumatic heart disease.
European Heart Journal; Marijon E, Mocumbi A et. al.

Jul 16th, 2021 - Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the result of episodes of acute rheumatic fever with valvular (and other cardiac) damage caused by an abnormal immune response to group A streptococcal infections, usually during childhood and adolescence. As a res...

Incidence and clinical characteristics of acute rheumatic fever in Turkey: Results of a...
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; Gürses D, Koçak G et. al.

Jul 7th, 2021 - To evaluate the incidence and clinical features of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in Turkey, following the revised Jones criteria in 2015. This multicentre study was designed by the Acquired Heart Diseases Working Group of the Turkish Pediatric Cardi...

Ethnically Disparate Disease Progression and Outcomes among Acute Rheumatic Fever Patie...
Emerging Infectious Diseases; Oliver J, Robertson O et. al.

Jun 22nd, 2021 - We investigated outcomes for patients born after 1983 and hospitalized with initial acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in New Zealand during 1989-2012. We linked ARF progression outcome data (recurrent hospitalization for ARF, hospitalization for rheumat...

Pediatric rheumatic carditis in Italy and Rwanda: The same disease, different socio-eco...
International Journal of Cardiology; Fabi M, Calicchia M et. al.

Jun 20th, 2021 - Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease are the leading cause of acquired heart disease in Low-Income Countries, and a common cause in High-Income Countries. We compared rheumatic carditis, its echocardiographic presentation at diagnosis...

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Guidelines  1 results

Revision of the Jones Criteria for the diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever in the era of...
Circulation Gewitz MH, Baltimore RS et. al.

Apr 25th, 2015 - Acute rheumatic fever remains a serious healthcare concern for the majority of the world's population despite its decline in incidence in Europe and North America. The goal of this statement was to review the historic Jones criteria used to diagno...

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Drugs  11 results see all →

Clinicaltrials.gov  6 results

Determining the Impact of Penicillin in Latent RHD: The GOAL Trial

Oct 1st, 2019 - Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) affects at least 32.9 million people, mostly children living in low-resource settings. Long-term intramuscular benzathine penicillin G (BPG) prophylaxis is proven to prevent progression of chronic valve changes in pat...

Impact of Antibiotic Treatment of Group A Streptococcal Blistering Distal Dactylitis in Children

Aug 2nd, 2018 - Blistering distal dactylitis are very common in children. About 60% are caused by Staphylococcus aureus and some are caused by Group A Streptococcus (GAS) or Streptococcus pyogenes. While these forms have been known for fifty years, few publicatio...

Clinical Audit on the Managment in Assiut University Children Hospital

Sep 15th, 2017 - Acute rheumatic fever,an auto immune response to Group A streptococcus infection of the upper respiratory tract,may result in carditis.when the inflammation leads to permenant damage of the valves the individual has rheumatic heart disease. Recurr...

Investigation of Clinical Spectrum, Bacterial Pathogens and Immune Response in Acute Pharyngotonsillitis

Sep 8th, 2010 - According to the US Vital Health Statistics report, acute pharyngotonsillitis is responsible for more than 6 million office visits each year by children younger than 15 years of age. Approximately 30% of cases is of bacterial etiology and group A ...

Mol Epi GrAS in Nicaragua

Aug 27th, 2010 - Streptococcus pyogenes (GrAS) is a human pathogen that leads to great disease burden throughout the world. In the United States, an estimated 30 million infections occur yearly. Most of these are local infections of the skin or the throat but stil...

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News  10 results

Fast Five Quiz: Streptococcal Infection Clinical Keys

Feb 18th, 2021 - Infection with Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as the group A streptococci (GAS), causes various diseases in humans. Millions of GAS infections occur worldwide every year, leading to an estimated 500,000 deaths each year. Invasive GAS illnesses...

Prophylactic Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Common in Pediatric Hospitals

Apr 3rd, 2018 - Nearly one third (32.9%) of hospitalized children received antibiotics prophylactically, and 51.8% of those children were given broad-spectrum antibiotics, according to findings published online March 22 in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious ...

Threat of Rheumatic Heart Disease Not Over

Aug 23rd, 2017 - Rheumatic heart disease has killed fewer people in recent years but it remains a significant threat in the world's poorest regions, data from the 2015 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study showed. Such deaths numbered 347,500 in 1990 versus 319,400...

Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know the Manifestations of and Best Treatment Practices for Streptococcal Infections?

Sep 3rd, 2015 - Streptococcus carriers are unlikely to spread the organism to their close contacts and are at very low risk, if any, of developing suppurative complications or nonsuppurative complications (eg, acute rheumatic fever). Continuous antimicrobial prop...

Poststrep Joint Pain Is Not Always Rheumatic Fever
Amy Rothman Schonfeld

Apr 11th, 2012 - NEW YORK – Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis in a child means fewer cardiac sequelae and less need for prophylactic antibiotics, making it worth looking for when the obvious diagnosis seems to be acute rheumatic fever, according to Dr. Stanford.

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Patient Education  1 results see all →