Fever, rheumatic: An illness that occurs following a streptococcus infection (such as a "strep throat") or scarlet fever and predominantly affects children. Symptoms include fever, pain in the joints, nausea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. Rheumatic fever can cause long-lasting effects in the skin, joints, heart, and brain.
Rheumatic fever may be followed by Sydenham's chorea and by symptoms characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder or a tic disorder.
The diagnosis of rheumatic fever is made by history and observation. A blood marker has recently been found for rheumatic fever, but a test is not yet commercially available.
Treatment is usually by prophylactic antibiotics, as recurrence is common and can cause further damage to body tissues.
Rheumatic fever â€” Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this strep throat complication.
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop after an infection with Streptococcus bacteria (such as strep throat or scarlet fever). The ...
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop after an infection with Streptococcus bacteria (such as strep throat or scarlet fever).
Rheumatic fever is a disease brought on by group A streptococcal infection. Get the facts on causes, symptoms and signs (rash, chorea, arthralgia), treatment, diagnosis ...
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease which may affect the heart, joints, brain, and skin. Polyarthritis occurs in 75% of cases of rheumatic fever.