Pediatric Orthopedics

Acute Rheumatic Fever

Acute Rheumatic Fever Disease

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.

Acute Rheumatic Fever Disease

 

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Prof.Dr. Seref Aktas