Occurrence of valvar heart disease in acute rheumatic fever without evident carditis: colour-flow Doppler identification.

@article{Folger1992OccurrenceOV,
  title={Occurrence of valvar heart disease in acute rheumatic fever without evident carditis: colour-flow Doppler identification.},
  author={Gordon M. Folger and R. Ibni Hajar and Andrej Robida and Husam A. Abu Hajar},
  journal={British heart journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={
          434-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of occurrence of mitral and aortic valvar regurgitation in rheumatic children in whom there was no evidence of carditis acutely or at an earlier attack. DESIGN Colour flow Doppler imaging was used in a non-randomised study of sequentially admitted children who met the criteria for acute rheumatic fever without clinically evident carditis and patients in whom the disease was quiescent after a previous attack of rheumatic fever. Two separate control groups… CONTINUE READING

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