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.
KeywordsRheumatic Fever Rheumatic Heart Disease Acute Rheumatic Fever Mitral Valve Disease Acute Pericarditis
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