Rheumatic fever

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Rheumatic fever

Synonyms: Acute rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever (RF) is a multisystem inflammatory disease occurring as a post-infectious nonsuppurative sequela of untreated streptococcus pyogenes (Group A streptococcus [GAS]) pharyngitis and mainly occurs in individuals aged 5 to 15 years. The most common presenting signs are fever migratory polyarthritis and carditis.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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