Acute Rheumatic Fever
Acute Rheumatic Fever, is seen following a throat infection caused by group A beta streptococcus bacteria. It is an inflammatory disease that often seen in children between the ages of 5-15. In the disease, joints, skin, heart valves, beside the nervous system may be involved.
What are the symptoms?
In most cases, there is a history of a throat infection in the past 2-4 weeks . Main symptoms are fever, joint pain, joint redness, temporary joint arthritis symptoms, subcutaneous nodules, heart palpitations, chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, uncontrolled body movements given. 2-3 of them checked by a doctor is recommended to make these findings in the children.
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