Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in indigenous populations.

@article{Steer2009AcuteRF,
  title={Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in indigenous populations.},
  author={Andrew C. Steer and Jonathan Carapetis},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={1401-19}
}
Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease are diseases of socioeconomic disadvantage. These diseases are common in developing countries and in Indigenous populations in industrialized countries. Clinicians who work with Indigenous populations need to maintain a high index of suspicion for the potential diagnosis of acute rheumatic fever, particularly in patients presenting with joint pain. Inexpensive medicines, such as aspirin, are the mainstay of symptomatic treatment of rheumatic… CONTINUE READING
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