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rheumatic fever

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Definition of rheumatic fever in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A non-contagious acute fever marked by inflammation and pain in the joints. It chiefly affects young people and is caused by a streptococcal infection.
Example sentences
  • 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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