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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Rheumatic fever
People who get acute rheumatic fever secondary to streptococcal pharyngitis are the recipients of rheumatic heart disease.
During ARF patients get pancarditis, an inflammatory process which involves all layers of the heart tissues and which can produce differing degrees of permanent damage.

In brief: Rheumatic fever
People who get acute rheumatic fever secondary to streptococcal pharyngitis are the recipients of rheumatic heart disease.
During ARF patients get pancarditis, an inflammatory process which involves all layers of the heart tissues and which can produce differing degrees of permanent damage.
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