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Is rheumatic fever still occuring this century, in the u.S.?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: YES

But infrequently.
Strep throat is the predisposing factor, but since this has been treated aggressively by most doctors, we rarely see acute rheumatic fever. Last case i remember was 13 years ago.

In brief: YES

But infrequently.
Strep throat is the predisposing factor, but since this has been treated aggressively by most doctors, we rarely see acute rheumatic fever. Last case i remember was 13 years ago.
Dr. Martin Raff
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