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Rheumatic Fever

 

Rheumatic fever is a disease that can affect the heart, joints, skin and brain.

Causes

  • Streptococcal infection

Symptoms

  • Sore throat
  • Abdominal pain
  • Joint pain or swelling
  • Muscle pain and weakness
  • Fever
  • Jerky movements of the limbs
  • Skin rash
  • Nodules under the skin
  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Confusion

Treatment

  • Antibiotics like long acting penicillin
  • Anti inflammatory medication like aspirin and corticosteroids

Prevention

  • Promptly treating strep throat and scarlet fever
  • Penicillin to prevent rebout