Acute rheumatic fever in an Arabian Gulf country--effect of climate, advantageous socioeconomic conditions, and access to medical care.


An eleven-year study of the incidence and consequences of acute rheumatic fever was carried out in a country in which a uniform climate together with national characteristics of insularity, wealth, and unrestricted access to free medical care contribute prominently to the epidemiologic milieu. Study subjects were 86 children, aged four to fourteen years… (More)


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