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The worldwide epidemiology of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Seckeler MD, Hoke TR - Clin Epidemiol (2011)

Bottom Line: Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are significant public health concerns around the world.Despite decreasing incidence, there is still a significant disease burden, especially in developing nations.This review provides background on the history of ARF, its pathology and treatment, and the current reported worldwide incidence of ARF and prevalence of RHD.

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Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

ABSTRACT
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are significant public health concerns around the world. Despite decreasing incidence, there is still a significant disease burden, especially in developing nations. This review provides background on the history of ARF, its pathology and treatment, and the current reported worldwide incidence of ARF and prevalence of RHD.

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Map showing reported worldwide incidence of ARF from 1991 through present.40, 108, 111, 115, 120, 139, 156–200 (1) American Samoa,159,192 (2) Fiji,169–171 (3) Grenada,175 (4) Israel,120,178 (5) Jordan,179 (6) Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia,181 (7) Lebanon,182 (8) New Caledonia,185 (9) Northern Mariana Islands,133 (10) Qatar,190 (11) West Virginia.199
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f5-clep-3-067: Map showing reported worldwide incidence of ARF from 1991 through present.40, 108, 111, 115, 120, 139, 156–200 (1) American Samoa,159,192 (2) Fiji,169–171 (3) Grenada,175 (4) Israel,120,178 (5) Jordan,179 (6) Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia,181 (7) Lebanon,182 (8) New Caledonia,185 (9) Northern Mariana Islands,133 (10) Qatar,190 (11) West Virginia.199


The worldwide epidemiology of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Seckeler MD, Hoke TR - Clin Epidemiol (2011)

Map showing reported worldwide incidence of ARF from 1991 through present.40, 108, 111, 115, 120, 139, 156–200 (1) American Samoa,159,192 (2) Fiji,169–171 (3) Grenada,175 (4) Israel,120,178 (5) Jordan,179 (6) Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia,181 (7) Lebanon,182 (8) New Caledonia,185 (9) Northern Mariana Islands,133 (10) Qatar,190 (11) West Virginia.199
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f5-clep-3-067: Map showing reported worldwide incidence of ARF from 1991 through present.40, 108, 111, 115, 120, 139, 156–200 (1) American Samoa,159,192 (2) Fiji,169–171 (3) Grenada,175 (4) Israel,120,178 (5) Jordan,179 (6) Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia,181 (7) Lebanon,182 (8) New Caledonia,185 (9) Northern Mariana Islands,133 (10) Qatar,190 (11) West Virginia.199
Bottom Line: Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are significant public health concerns around the world.Despite decreasing incidence, there is still a significant disease burden, especially in developing nations.This review provides background on the history of ARF, its pathology and treatment, and the current reported worldwide incidence of ARF and prevalence of RHD.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.

ABSTRACT
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are significant public health concerns around the world. Despite decreasing incidence, there is still a significant disease burden, especially in developing nations. This review provides background on the history of ARF, its pathology and treatment, and the current reported worldwide incidence of ARF and prevalence of RHD.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus