Rheumatic heart disease in Africa: the Mosi-o-Tunya call to action.

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Rheumatic heart disease is a neglected post-infectious chronic disease of children and young adults that continues to maim and kill millions of people needlessly. Sub-Saharan Africa is the hotspot of the world, with a prevalence of 5·7 per 1000 in children aged 5–14 years in 2005. This information galvanised the Pan African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70234-7

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