Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in resource-limited settings

Gabriella Watson*, Bintou Jallow, Kirsty Le Doare, Kuberan Pushparajah, Suzanne T. Anderson

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Abstract

Poststreptococcal complications, such as acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD), are common in resource-limited settings, with RHD recognised as the most common cause of paediatric heart disease worldwide. Managing these conditions in resource-limited settings can be challenging. We review the investigation and treatment options for ARF and RHD and, most importantly, prevention methods in an African setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-375
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume100
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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