Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to rheumatic fever: rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic heart disease, scarlet fever
An acute inflammatory disease occurring during recovery from infection with a strain of streptococcus bacteria, having an onset marked by fever and joint pain and frequently resulting in scarring of the heart valves.
(Pathology) a disease characterized by sore throat, fever, inflammation, and pain in the joints
an acute complication of certain streptococcal infections, usu. affecting children, characterized by fever, arthritis, chorea, and heart disturbances.
A disorder that usually follows infection by certain bacteria and has as symptoms inflammation of the joints, skin, and heart. It occurs mainly in children and can cause permanent damage to the heart valves.
A serious allergic reaction to bacterial infection, usually tonsilitis, with severe symptoms.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||rheumatic fever - a severe disease chiefly of children and characterized by painful inflammation of the joints and frequently damage to the heart valves|
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
rheumatic aortitis - aortitis occurring in rheumatic fever