Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rheumatic Heart Disease (CRHD)

A person with rheumatic heart disease has inflammation of the heart, which results in damage to the heart valves and heart muscle. Rheumatic heart disease is the most serious complication of rheumatic fever, which causes of the heart and joints. Rheumatic fever is caused by an infection with Streptococcus bacteria.

Rheumatic heart disease can be divided into two groups:

a) Acute rheumatic heart disease, which includes:

b) Chronic rheumatic heart disease, which includes:

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