Rheumatic heart disease

@article{Marijon2012RheumaticHD,
  title={Rheumatic heart disease},
  author={E. Marijon and M. Mirabel and D. Celermajer and X. Jouven},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2012},
  volume={379},
  pages={953-964}
}
  • E. Marijon, M. Mirabel, +1 author X. Jouven
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Rheumatic heart disease, often neglected by media and policy makers, is a major burden in developing countries where it causes most of the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in young people, leading to about 250,000 deaths per year worldwide. The disease results from an abnormal autoimmune response to a group A streptococcal infection in a genetically susceptible host. Acute rheumatic fever--the precursor to rheumatic heart disease--can affect different organs and lead to irreversible valve… CONTINUE READING

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