Can you please tell me how rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease differ?

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.
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.).

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What are rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease?

Rh fever. Rh fever is an inflammation that occurs following a strep infection which is no treated. It can cause arthritis, rashes and rh heart disease, which can result in damage to the heart muscle, heart valves and/or the pericardial sack (which surrounds the heart. Read more...

If you had rheumatic fever what is the chances of rheumatic heart disease later?

Up to 50% About half of individuals who have rheumatic fever with evidence of carditis at presentation will develop significant enough damage to the heart valves to lead to a murmur later on in life (10-20 years later). The murmur may or may not be clinically significant. Read more...

Difference between rheumatic fever vs rheumatic heart disease?

ARF can cause RHD. Acute rheumatic fever is an immunologic response to a strep infection. It can cause fever, rash, arthritis and can damage the heart. Not everyone who gets acute rheumatic fever get permanent heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is due to heart damage from acute rheumatic fever. Read more...

Girlfriend is really upset her kid has rheumatic heart disease. What can I tell her about it?

Have pediatrician. She needs to understand prevention of repetitive strep throats, the possible development of a need for future heart surgery, the possible development of heart valve infection and the possible need for prophylactic antibiotics when having dental work, etc. The best thing would be to have a pediatrician or family practitioner explain these things to your girlfriend. Read more...

Help please? What is the simplest meaning of "rheumatic heart disease"?

Pediatric Cards eval. You must see a board certified pediatric cardiologist in your region. You can call or search the american board of pediatrics for a listing of those boarded specialist in this field in your area. Usually an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound is required) combined with a complete history and physical exam. Your primary pediatrician should make the referral and coordinate care. Read more...
Is. An inflammatory heart disease that may result post streptoccocus infection. Cardiac valves may be damaged. Read more...