rheumatic fever


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rheumatic fever

n.
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.

rheumatic fever

n
(Pathology) a disease characterized by sore throat, fever, inflammation, and pain in the joints

rheumat′ic fe′ver


n.
an acute complication of certain streptococcal infections, usu. affecting children, characterized by fever, arthritis, chorea, and heart disturbances.
[1775–85]

rheu·mat·ic fever

(ro͞o-măt′ĭk)
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.

rheumatic fever

A serious allergic reaction to bacterial infection, usually tonsilitis, with severe symptoms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

rheumatic fever

rheumatic fever

nfebbre f reumatica

rheu·mat·ic fe·ver

n. fiebre reumática, fiebre o condición acompañada de dolores en las articulaciones que puede dejar como secuela trastornos cardiácos y renales.
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She had rheumatic fever, too, at the same time, so she couldn't thrash 'round.
I had just passed through a rheumatic fever, which left my health more broken than before, and one morning shortly after I was settled in the capital, I woke to find the room going round me like a wheel.
The rheumatic fever (aggravated by the situation of this house--built on clay, you know, and close to stagnant water) has been latterly complicated by delirium.
As we at this place take leave of Tom Loker, we may as well say, that, having lain three weeks at the Quaker dwelling, sick with a rheumatic fever, which set in, in company with his other afflictions, Tom arose from his bed a somewhat sadder and wiser man; and, in place of slave-catching, betook himself to life in one of the new settlements, where his talents developed themselves more happily in trapping bears, wolves, and other inhabitants of the forest, in which he made himself quite a name in the land.
Dolly says she's sure to have rheumatic fever, if she don't have noo-monia
She had had difficulties of every sort to contend with, and in addition to these distresses had been afflicted with a severe rheumatic fever, which, finally settling in her legs, had made her for the present a cripple.
Rheumatic fever followed, and ten days later he lay dead.
We know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly children, have some of the highest recorded rates of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in the world.
Differentiation of post-streptococcal reactive arthritis from acute rheumatic fever.
The Drakensberg declaration on the control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Africa.
Acute myocarditis associated with GAS pharyngitis without rheumatic fever symptoms is rare, and its incidence has been increasingly reported since Gore and Saphir first described it in 1947 (2).
In severe cases, it can lead to rheumatic fever and meningitis.