rheumatic fever


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rheumatic fever

n.
An acute inflammatory disease occurring after a streptococcal infection such as strep throat, characterized by fever and joint pain and often resulting in permanent heart damage.

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!" answered Phebe, careful to pronounce the word rightly this time.
After a six weeks' period of drought, he would be stricken down with rheumatic fever; and he would go out in a November fog and come home with a sunstroke.
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.
Once he had rheumatic fever an' once he had typhoid.
Wickfield is unwell in bed, sir, of a rheumatic fever,' he returned; 'but Miss Wickfield, I have no doubt, will be happy to see old friends.
Together with Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8, TNF-[alpha] is thought to play a pathogenic role in rheumatic fever (33).
PTMC is effective in mitral stenosis due to rheumatic fever as commissural fusion is the underlying etiology1.