Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease among school children in Ethiopia: A multisite echocardiography-based screening.

@article{Yadeta2016PrevalenceOR,
  title={Prevalence of rheumatic heart disease among school children in Ethiopia: A multisite echocardiography-based screening.},
  author={Dejuma Yadeta and Abrha Hailu and Abraham Haileamlak and Etsgenet Gedlu and Senbeta Guteta and Endale Tefera and Zemene Tigabu and Hagazi Tesfaye and Wandimu Daniel and Desalew Mekonnen and Meseret Zelalem and Yohannes Tekleab and Bekele Alemayehu and Dufera Mekonnen and Aklilu Azazh and Tamirat Moges and Tedros Hailu and Tekabe Abdosh and Nejib Yusuf and Dawit Ayele and Kindie Wuobshet and Henok Tadele and Kinfe Lemma and Solomon Shiferaw and Araya Giday and Demeke Mekonnen and Getnet Alemu and Liesl Joanna Z{\"u}hlke and Thomas G. Allison and Vuisile T Nkomo and M. E. Engel},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={221},
  pages={260-3}
}
BACKGROUND Auscultation-based surveys in Ethiopia conducted in the late 1990's reported a rural prevalence of 4.6/1000 and an urban prevalence of 6.4/1000 of rheumatic heart disease (RHD). With echo-based screening, we aimed to estimate the national prevalence of RHD in school children by taking school-based samples from six regions across the country using the 2012 World Heart Federation echocardiographic criteria. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional echocardiographic… CONTINUE READING
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