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Dr. Christine Hom
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Rheumatic Fever (Definition)

When the body produces antibodies to the streptococcus organism, the antibodies can affect the heart and kidneys; this inflammatory reaction is called an autoimmune reaction. The period of active inflammation of the heart ...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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I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.

I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart or stops before causing heart problems. In your case it has affected the heart, hence the name carditis. Thus means acute inflammation of the heart tissues. Once you pass the acute phase, it is no more carditis and is then called rheumatic heart disease. It does not usually affect the brain and what you are experiencing is deep sleep. ...Read more

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I have myocarditis from rhuematic fever. I've developed arrhythmias and severe chest pain. What medication can help? What can I expect from doctor?

I have myocarditis from rhuematic fever. I've developed arrhythmias and severe chest pain. What medication can help? What can I expect from doctor?

Myocarditis: Lifestyle changes such as consuming a low-salt diet and not drinking alcohol may help in the management of myocarditis. Antibiotics help treat the bacterial infection causing myocarditis. Corticosteroid drugs may be prescribed to reduce inflammation of the heart wall. Specific medications to control arrhythmias and heart failure should be discussed with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have history of rhuematic fever and had oral surgery on sat. For which i took something for prophylaxis i now have chest pain n fatigue. What to do?

I have history of rhuematic fever and had oral surgery on sat. For which i took something for prophylaxis i now have chest pain n fatigue. What to do?

Contact the doctor: That treated you. The chances that you developed subacute bacterial endocarditis is infinitesimally low, but nonetheless, you should call the oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a follow-up. ...Read more

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What treats rheumatic fever?

What treats rheumatic fever?

Penicillins/rest: rheumatic fever occurs after strep throat.it is treated with penicillin to eradicate the strep but it is considered an immune reaction after strep.So symptomatic treatment with rest and close follow up by your doctor including blood work is important ...Read more

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Can rheumatic fever be cured?

Can rheumatic fever be cured?

Depends: The cure depends upon the complication. For example, post stretococcal glomerulonephritis, a kidney problem is self limited. Heart damage to a valve is permanent. Check with your doctor for the other. ...Read more

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What is rheumatic fever from?

What is rheumatic fever from?

Strep infection: Rheumatic fever is a condition that can occur following a streptococcus pyrogens infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever. It's typically a disease of children, though it's now far less common than it used to be. ...Read more

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What is rheumatic fever like?

Each person is diff: It depends on the symptoms one can have, we see it mostly in children and rare in the us, it occurs 2 to 4 weeks after a strep infection - can involve the joints, the skin, the heart, the brain. Fever is where it gets it name. It was said in skips the joints but can bite the heart and cause heart damage. The cure is to prevent it with treatment of the group a strept throat infections. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more