Current Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Rheumatic Fever

@article{Thatai1999CurrentGF,
  title={Current Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Rheumatic Fever},
  author={Deepak Thatai and Dr Zoltan G. Turi},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={1999},
  volume={57},
  pages={545-555}
}
Rheumatic fever is a multisystem inflammatory disease that occurs as a delayed sequelae to group A streptococcal pharyngitis. The important clinical manifestations are migratory polyarthritis, carditis, chorea, subcutaneous nodules and erythema marginatum occurring in varying combinations. The pathogenesis of this disorder remains elusive: an antigenic mimicry hypothesis best explains the affliction of various organ systems after a lag period following pharyngeal infection. In its classic… CONTINUE READING

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