Rheumatic Fever

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  •  Rheumatic Fever :Overview page providing important information on this topic.
  • Information from the Mayo Clinic: Rheumatic fever is a serious inflammatory condition that can affect many parts of your body — heart, joints, nervous system and skin. Although rheumatic fever can occur at any age, it most frequently occurs in children between the ages of 6 and 15 years. The disease is twice as common in females as it is in males.
  • General overview of Rheumatic Fever
  • Acute Rheumatic Fever: Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is a complication of a strep throat caused by particular strains of GAS. Although common in developing countries, ARF is rare in the United States, with small isolated outbreaks reported only occasionally.
  • Rheumatic Fever-Keep Kids Healthy