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Can you please tell me how rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease differ?
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: Disease and complica
Rheumatic fever is a disease that can developed after an infection with streptococcus is not treated early.
This can be complicated by rhematic heart disease and arthritis and renal failure, etc.

In brief: Disease and complica
Rheumatic fever is a disease that can developed after an infection with streptococcus is not treated early.
This can be complicated by rhematic heart disease and arthritis and renal failure, etc.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: See below
Rheumatic fever can manifest as rheumatic heart disease, but can also manifest as migratory arthritis, central nervous system issues, a rash and/or subcutaneous nodules.
All of these conditions arise a few weeks following an untreated streptococcal infection, when the body produced antibodies that reacts with different parts of the body (e.g. The heart, joints, nervous system, etc.).

In brief: See below
Rheumatic fever can manifest as rheumatic heart disease, but can also manifest as migratory arthritis, central nervous system issues, a rash and/or subcutaneous nodules.
All of these conditions arise a few weeks following an untreated streptococcal infection, when the body produced antibodies that reacts with different parts of the body (e.g. The heart, joints, nervous system, etc.).
Emily Lu
Emily Lu
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