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What is the pathophysiology of rheumatic heart disease?

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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in 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 response that causes damage to heart valves causing leaking valves especially the mitral valve.
Answered on Jul 19, 2015
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