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Rheumatic Heart Disease

  • By: Hamid Ghanbari & Saba Darda
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which the heart valves are damaged by rheumatic fever (RF). It is an inflammatory disease caused by a bacterial infection. It can affect most connective tissues, especially those of the heart, joints, brain, and ...

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