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Doctor insights on: Pancarditis Rheumatic

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Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

Are rheumatic diseases related to fibromyalgia?

Other way: Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease and does not predispose an individual to a rheumatic disease. However, rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic diseases and any chronic diseases (depression, copd, etc.) do predispose individuals to developing fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Could there be a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Chorea: I presume you mean chorea after a strep infection. While there are no cures, there are medications to manage the chorea. See your doctor who may give suggestions or refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

Is there currently a cure for rhuematic chorea?

No real cure: Sydenham described a specific form of chorea associated with strep infections. This can occur with rheumatic fever. Sle and other auto immune disorders can result in chorea or other neurological conditions. For strep it is necessary to give pennicillin. Steroids and embril may help. ...Read more

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IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT RHUEMATIC FEVER IS LINKED TO CAD?

IS  THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT RHUEMATIC FEVER IS LINKED TO CAD?

NO: I cannot think of a connection between Coronary Artery and Rheumatic fever. The latter can produce HEART VALVE issues and hear failure (Myocarditis) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What are some rheumatic diseases?

What are some rheumatic diseases?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, osteoarthritis, sjogren's syndrome, -these are some of the commoner ones: http://www.Webmd.Com/rheumatoid-arthritis/an-overview-of-rheumatic-diseases?Page=2. ...Read more

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What could lead to having rheumatic disease?

What could lead to having rheumatic disease?

Infection: Rheumatic fever is caused by a bacteria and usually from a strept throat. Some people are more prone to get such an infection. Poor dental care as well as poor overal hygiene can predispose someone to getting the infection. The infection can leave permanent damage to heart muscle an valves. ...Read more