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Acute rheumatic fever


Acute rheumatic fever - causes, symptoms and treatment

Rheumatism is a systemic inflammation of the connective tissue throughout the body. Particularly susceptible to the body’s connective tissue of the heart, joints and under the skin. Although angina itself occurs acutely with fever, sore throat, headache, inflammation of rheumatic fever can cause chronic damage to the heart valves, leading to disability or death many years after the acute illness. Usually remotecontrolled children aged 5 to 15 years, although they may be ill and adults. The first symptoms of rheumatic fever usually occur in 1-5 weeks after a sore throat. Rheumatic fever usually last for about three months, very rarely do they last more than six months.

Causes of acute rheumatism

Causes of acute rheumatismComplications of acute respiratory disease caused by certain strains of hemolytic Streptococcus group A. Poor housing conditions, poor sanitation lead to greater susceptibility to infections. Malnutrition, undernutrition is predisposing to infection factor.

Rheumatic fever

Fever, joint pain, painful, increased in the amount of joints (most commonly the knee, ankle, but can affect the elbow and wrist joints). Pain and swelling may disappear in some joints and appear in the other. Subcutaneous nodules in areas of bony prominence. Rash on the trunk, arms and legs. Rapid involuntary contraction of the muscles of the face, hands and feet.

Complications of rheumatic fever

The brain damage. Rheumatic heart disease, for example, myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle), endocarditis (inflammation of the inner lining of the heart) and pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart). Fatal outcome.

Self treatment for rheumatism

In order to avoid possible complications should consult your doctor. If streptococcal etiology of the disease is confirmed, you will be prescribed antibiotics. Be sure to have a course of antibiotic therapy entirely.

The Treatment of rheumatism clinic

The doctor may conduct examinations, appoint laboratory tests, make an appointment antibiotic to kill the pathogen and thereby to prevent heart damage. To assign a symptomatic treatment for relief of General condition of the patient. Your doctor may recommend bed rest and proper diet to improve immunity and strengthen the body’s defenses. To identify complications and assign timely treatment.

Preventive of rheumatism

Contact your doctor if you have a sore throat for more than a week. It is advisable to avoid places with large concentrations of people and in the place of their residence to ensure good sanitary conditions. Maintain the natural protective forces of an organism. Wash your hands before you start cooking food, especially if you sneeze or cough. Thus, you prevent the spread of bacteria that cause sore throat.