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Rheumatic heart disease

  • David Vérel

Abstract

Rheumatic heart disease is a common condition. Its cause is not fully understood, but it is related to infections with the streptococcus haemolyticus. This organism is a common cause of sore throats and tonsillitis. The typical sequence of events is a streptoccal infection, such as a sore throat, which is followed a few days or weeks later by the onset of either acute rheumatic fever or an attack of chorea.

Keywords

Aortic Valve Mitral Valve Sore Throat Tricuspid Valve Rheumatic Fever 
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Copyright information

© David Vérel 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Vérel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK

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