Definition of rheumatic fever in English:

rheumatic fever

Syllabification: rheu·mat·ic fe·ver

noun

  • A noncontagious acute fever marked by inflammation and pain in the joints. It chiefly affects young people and is caused by a streptococcal infection.
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    • Complications of sore throat that presented a serious problem in the past, such as acute rheumatic fever and post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, have become extremely rare in affluent Western communities
    • During the first half of the twentieth century it was used for the control of both acute pain and chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatic fever.
    • Carditis associated with rheumatic fever manifests as pericarditis, myocarditis, and most commonly, endocarditis.

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