acute swelling and pain associated with fever and affecting one or more joints causing stiffness. In most cases, inflammation also affects the heart. This may lead to cardiac complications later in life.
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory reaction of the heart, usually involving the valves as a consequence of streptococcal infection.
Disease involving inflammation of joints and damage to heart valves that follows streptococcal infection and is believed to be autoimmune, ie. antibodies to streptococcal components cross react with host tissue antigens.
a disorder that follows a throat infection by the streptococcus bacteria and causes inflammation in body tissues
An inflammatory autoimmune disease triggered by an immune response to infection by Streptococcus pyogenes.
A disease occurring after an infection with a certain type of bacteria (streptococci). Usually after a sore throat. Its features include an arthritis, skin rash among other things. It is now uncommon in the developed world but still occurs commonly elsewhere.
a severe disease chiefly of children and characterized by painful inflammation of the joints and frequently damage to the heart valves
acute rheumatic fever is an inflammation that may affect many parts of the body. It can be a complication of streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), single or repeated episodes of rheumatic fever can lead to chronic rheumatic heart disease
Streptococcal infection occasionally causes a more generalized disease or inflammation in the joints and heart valves. In the heart valves this may progress with time to ultimately damage the valves sufficiently that they must be replaced. This is called rheumatic heart disease.
A form of reactive arthritis triggered by streptococcal sore throat. Its features include very painful joint inflammation (arthritis). It is now uncommon in developed countries but still occurs commonly in other parts of the world. It can cause inflammation and scarring of heart valvos (rheumatic heart disease).
A disease that causes high temperature, painful swelling of the joints, and damage to heart valves.
a childhood disease that may damage the heart valves or the outer lining of the heart.
A serious inflammatory condition which follows Streptococcal pharyngitis (i.e. "Strep throat"). Acute rheumatic fever can destroy the heart valves., or leave them vulnerable to scarring, thickening, calcification, and fusion of the leaflets later in life.
A disease that can occur following untreated streptococcus (strep) infection. It most often affects children, causing painful, inflamed joints and, in some cases, permanent damage to heart valves.
An illness that occurs following a streptococcus infection (such as a "strep throat") or scarlet fever and predominantly affects children. Symptoms include fever, pain in the joints, nausea, stomach cramps, and vomiting. Rheumatic fever can cause long-lasting effects in the skin, joints, heart, and brain. See the entire definition of Rheumatic fever
a systemic disease accompanied by fever and inflammation that varies in severity, duration, and outcomes. It is frequently followed by serious heart or kidney disease.
An inflammatory illness that may follow streptococcal infection and damage the heart valves.
An inflammatory disease that can develop as a delayed reaction to an infection of the upper-respiratory tract.
Disease due to heart valve damage during early ages.
Rheumatic fever is an acute or chronic inflammatory disease occurring as a delayed infection, characterized by swelling, fever and pain.
An inflammatory autoimmune disease caused by abnormal activation of the immune system following a group A strep throat infection and characterized by fever, rash, arthritis, abnormal movements, and damage to the heart valves.
Delayed reaction to inadequately treated streptococcal infection May affect the brain, heart, joints, skin, or subcutaneous tissues. Fever, joint pains, nose bleeds, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Polyarthritis, carditis, chorea, erythema marginatum, subcutaneous nodules
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease which may develop after a Group A streptococcal infection (such as strep throat or scarlet fever) and can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain.