Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease.

@article{Marijon2008EchocardiographicSF,
  title={Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease.},
  author={E. M. Marijon and Phalla Ou and David S Celermajer and Beatriz de Freitas Ferreira and A O Mocumbi and D. Ould Sidi and Xavier P Jouven},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={
          84
        }
}
Rheumatic fever is a delayed sequel to throat infection by a group A streptococcus. More than one third of affected children develop carditis, followed many years later – especially in the case of recurrent rheumatic infections – by progressive and permanent valvular lesions, known as rheumatic heart disease. 2 Rheumatic heart disease is now largely restricted to developing countries and most of the reduction in its incidence in wealthy countries is attributable to better living conditions with… CONTINUE READING

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