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Rheumatic Fever (Acute Articular Rheumatism) Summary

Description: A febrile disease occurring as a delayed sequela of infections with STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES. It is characterized by multiple focal inflammatory lesions of the connective tissue structures, such as the heart, blood vessels, and joints (POLYARTHRITIS) and brain, and by the presence of ASCHOFF BODIES in the myocardium and skin.

Also Known As: Acute Articular Rheumatism; Arthritis, Acute Rheumatic; Inflammatory Rheumatism; Polyarthritis Rheumatica; Rheumatic Arthritis Show All >>

Networked: 1745 relevant articles (36 outcomes, 171 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Rheumatic Fever

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Penicillins (Penicillin) : 7 outcomes 18 studies in 167 results : FDA 1
  2. Penicillin G Benzathine (LPG) : 6 outcomes 12 studies in 78 results : FDA 6
  3. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 3 outcomes 8 studies in 54 results : IBA
  4. Antigens : 1 outcome 15 studies in 110 results : IBA
  5. Antistreptolysin (Antistreptolysin O) : 1 outcome 8 studies in 63 results : IBA
  6. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) : 1 outcome 6 studies in 95 results : FDA 7
  7. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 21 results : IBA
  8. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) : 1 outcome 1 study in 10 results : IBA
  9. Vaccines : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  10. Erythromycin (Erycette) : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results : FDA 66 Generic
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Diseases Related to Rheumatic Fever

  1. Infection
  2. Pharyngitis (Sore Throat)
  3. Rheumatic Heart Disease (Rheumatic Heart Diseases)
  4. Myocarditis (Carditis)
  5. Glomerulonephritis
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Key Therapies for Rheumatic Fever

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  1. Injections : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 20 results
  2. Chemoprevention : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results
  3. Baths : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Nursing Care : 3 studies in 7 results
  5. Tonsillectomy : 1 study in 24 results
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