THE RELATION OF UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS TO RHEUMATIC FEVER IN CHILDREN: II. Antihemolysin Titres in Respiratory Infections and Their Significance in Rheumatic Fever in Children.


The view that the rheumatic process is initiated or activated by streptococcal respiratory infections has met with wide acceptance. The evidence which has accumulated in support of this conception originated in the long recognized association of tonsillitis and rheumatic fever, as well as the so-called rheumatic sequelae of scarlet fever. The more recent… (More)


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