Rheumatic Fever

  • Elliot Chesler


Acute rheumatic fever is an inflammatory process involving the heart, joints, central nervous system, skin, and subcutaneous tissue. Only the cardiac manifestations are important in that valvular damage leads to considerable morbidity and mortality. In its virulent form, the effects on the heart may be devastating at an early age.


Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Heart Disease Acute Rheumatic Fever Mitral Valve Disease Acute Pericarditis 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elliot Chesler
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  1. 1.Veterans Administration Medical CenterUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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