A Case Report of Recurrent Rheumatic Fever: Considerations and Comments

Khamene Bagheri, Ramin and Keihanian, Faeze and Ahmadi, Mostafa and Hasanzadeh, Samane (2017) A Case Report of Recurrent Rheumatic Fever: Considerations and Comments. Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine, 5 (2). pp. 579-582.

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Rheumatic fever (RF) is a prevalent healthcare problem in the developing countries. Recurrence of this disorder is often observed in childhood and adolescence. RF can mimic the presentations of infective endocarditis, and clinicians are not really familiar with this issue. Herein, we present a case of recurrent acute rheumatic fever in a patient suspicious of acute bacterial endocarditis due to her previous RF. Finally, she was definitively diagnosed and underwent valvular replacement surgery and received prophylaxis antibiotics besides regular follow-up

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
Divisions: Journals > J Cardio-Thoracic Medicine
Depositing User: jctm jctm
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 14:52
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/368

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