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If you had rheumatic fever what is the chances of rheumatic heart disease later?
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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