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How many people get rheumatic fever?
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 20 million
Worldwide, it is estimated that as many as twenty million people (mostly children aged 5-15) develop rheumatic fever each year; most of these cases occur in developing countries.
In the United States, it is estimated that there may be as few as 2 cases per 100, 000 people each year which equals about 6000 cases.

In brief: 20 million
Worldwide, it is estimated that as many as twenty million people (mostly children aged 5-15) develop rheumatic fever each year; most of these cases occur in developing countries.
In the United States, it is estimated that there may be as few as 2 cases per 100, 000 people each year which equals about 6000 cases.
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