Rheumatic heart disease in children: from clinical assessment to therapeutical management.

@article{Rosa2006RheumaticHD,
  title={Rheumatic heart disease in children: from clinical assessment to therapeutical management.},
  author={Gabriella De Rosa and Manuela Pardeo and Achille Stabile and Donato Rigante},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={107-10}
}
Rheumatic heart disease is still a relevant problem in children, adolescents and young adults. Molecular mimicry between streptococcal and human proteins has been proposed as the triggering factor leading to autoimmunity and tissue damage in rheumatic heart disease. Despite the widespread application of Jones' criteria, carditis is either underdiagnosed or… CONTINUE READING