Clinical manifestations

  • Angelo Taranta
  • Milton Markowitz

Abstract

The natural history of rheumatic fever may be said to start with the streptococcal pharyngitis that precedes it by an interval (“latent period”) of 2 to 3 weeks (mean 18.6 days). The latent period of rheumatic fever is a little longer than that of post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, and is of the same length in first attacks and in recurrences1.

Keywords

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Mitral Valve Heart Sound Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic Heart Disease 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Taranta
    • 1
    • 2
  • Milton Markowitz
    • 3
  1. 1.New York Medical CollegeNew York CityUSA
  2. 2.Cabrini Medical CenterNew York CityUSA
  3. 3.University of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

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