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Can you die from rheumatic fever?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

About 1.5% of persons with rheumatic carditis die of the disease annually.
Cardiac involvement is the most serious complication of rheumatic fever and causes significant morbidity and mortality. About 60% of patients diagnosed with rheumatic fever annually will develop carditis.

In brief: Yes

About 1.5% of persons with rheumatic carditis die of the disease annually.
Cardiac involvement is the most serious complication of rheumatic fever and causes significant morbidity and mortality. About 60% of patients diagnosed with rheumatic fever annually will develop carditis.
Dr. Barton Cook
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