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What are the mechansims of mitral regurgitation in Acute Rheumatic Fever ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 05 Jul 2012 1:37pm Rheumatic valvulits , Valvular inflammation and edema  is the traditional answer .A detailed Echocardiographic study from All India Institute of medical sciences New Delhi  ,India  which was published in circulation 1996 answers this question most authentically . From a meticulous  Echocardiographic  study of about 70 patients  (with both f ... Read on »
How often Acute rheumatic fever presents with non migratory mono arthriits ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 30 Apr 2012 1:35pm Acute rheumatic fever classically involves large   joints of lower or upper limbs  referred to as  fleeting migratory polyarthritis .But this pattern is  not  exclusive.  In fact   acute rheumatic  fever commonly  present with atypical features .The incidence can be up to 25 % in various series .The most surprising thing is ,  it can involve sp ... Read on »
The first Indian guidelines for Acute rheumatic fever diagnosis and management . by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 29 Jun 2012 11:08pm While their cardiology colleagues are extravagantly indulging in coronary arteries   ,It is heartening to note the pediatricians our country has  silently come out with the first India specific  criteria for Acute Rheumatic fever diagnosis and management. It was long over due . . . three cheers to them ! *The most ironical, part of  ... Read on »
An Alternate Explanation For Strep Throat & Rheumatic Fever by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 03 Jun 2011 4:46am KevinMD had a guest blogger who questioned the value of needing to treat one million strep throat infections with antibiotics to save one patient from rheumatic fever and heart disease. Typically, we only need to treat a particular strain of strep called Group A beta-hemolytic Strep (GABHS), which produces a particular type of toxin and antige ... Read on »
Rheumatic Fever by Corry C. Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 Jun 2012 8:02am Even though the name indicates otherwise, this fever has nothing to do with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is called so due to several of the symptoms closely resembling those of RA. The fever is actually a result of a strep throat infection which went either untreated, or wasn't treated well enough and usually occurs two to four weeks after the initi ... Read on »
Rheumatic Fever Treatments, Remedies And Prevention by Corry C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Jul 2012 10:04am Once you came down with Rheumatic fever, you are very likely to get it again, but the treatments are not only geared towards bringing the inflammations under control and providing relief from the symptoms, but also to prevent future occurrences. Antibiotics will first be prescribed to eliminate and destroy any lingering strep bacteria, after wh ... Read on »
Rheumatic Fever Part 2 by Corry C. Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 Jul 2012 8:50am Even though this disease affects adults as well, it most commonly occurs in children between the age of 5 and 16 and as soon as any symptoms of strep throat manifest themselves, it is of the highest priority to see a doctor and get it taken care of properly. Signs of strep throat may include a sore throat, trouble swallowing anything, tender, s ... Read on »
Strep Throat (Group A Streptococci Infections) by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm 3 Comments Signs and Symptoms Approximately 15% of children who have a sore throat and fever are infected by Group A streptococci. When Group A streptococci infect the throat, they cause pharyngitis, which is a painful inflammation of the throat (pharynx). Swallowing may become so painful that the child has difficulty eating. A child with strep phary ... Read on »
Why am I getting recurrent sore throats? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm 2 Comments If you have recurrent throat infections with staph or strep bacteria, check your toothbrush, your nose and your mate. One study showed that beta strep, which causes rheumatic fever, was grown from toothbrushes of 30 percent of children who were infected with that germ. Beta strep can persist in unwashed toothbrushes for 15 days and in washed to ... Read on »
Recurrent sore throats by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm 2 Comments If you have recurrent throat infections with staph or strep bacteria, check your toothbrush, your nose and your mate. One study showed that beta strep, which causes rheumatic fever, was grown from toothbrushes of 30 percent of children who were infected with that germ. Beta strep can persist in unwashed toothbrushes for 15 days and in washed to ... Read on »