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pathophysiology of rheumatic heart disease

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Immune response stre: It is the body making an immune response to a strep infection. The immune reaction cause antibodies to heart tissue and can lead to the body making a ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Autoantibodies: Rheumatic heart disease is one of the complications of an untreated strep infection.A month or more after the infection, the body has made antibodies ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See answer: Pharynigitis with group a strep---->cell mediated and humorous response 1-3 weeks later-----> damaged heart valves-->problems. http://emedicine.med ... Read More
Dr. David Malpass
33 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Two diff diseases: These are two different diseases. Pneumonia is an infection in the lung that causes fluid to collect within the air spaces (maybe w/in a lobe or more ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Two separate : Processes.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Pneumonia is generally an infectious disease and rhd is an autoimmune process.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Rheumatic fever : People who get acute rheumatic fever secondary to streptococcal pharyngitis are the recipients of rheumatic heart disease. During ARF patients get pa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Why?: It should not necessarily influence rheumatic heart disease one way or the other. The question is why are you taking this natural amino acid? Is thi ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Rheumatic heart : After diagnosis for rheumatic fever then over time can develop rheumatic heart disease. It usually develops many years after the initial diagnosis an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
CHF or AF: Rhd causes thickening and blockage (stenosis) of the mitral valve which can lead to congestive heart failure (shortness of breath, swelling, fatigue). ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details.: It depends on the specific heart valve or area or the heart involved and the severity of that involvement. The treatment varies from observation to me ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Those who have had rheumatic fever.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes : Sometimes one would need to have a damaged valve repaired or replaced.
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