• Medicine
  • Published in Recenti progressi in medicina 1991

[Rheumatic fever, the idea of progress and the circularity of time].

@article{Taranta1991RheumaticFT,
  title={[Rheumatic fever, the idea of progress and the circularity of time].},
  author={Angelo Taranta},
  journal={Recenti progressi in medicina},
  year={1991},
  volume={82 10},
  pages={
          541-6
        }
}
Rheumatic fever, once virtually "gone" from the western world, has made a come-back in the mid nineteen-eighties. This is disturbing because the control of rheumatic fever was a source of pride to the medical community. Changes in medical practice, such as a less compulsive attitude vis-a-vis streptococcal infections, and social changes, such as "house starvation", probably conspired to bring about the come-back. It's likely that the emergence of more virulent and more rheumatogenic… CONTINUE READING

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