Yes, absolutely rheumatic fever can reoccur. However, in the United states today, rheumatic fever is pretty rare because we treat strep throat pretty aggressively in order to prevent the complication of rheumatic fever.
How can you prevent rheumatic fever?
You cant prevent rheumatic fever,because you get Rheumatic Fever by frequent Strep Throat Infections.So the best way to prevent Rheumatic Fever would be preventing Strep Throat Infections. :) hope that helps! :)))) this website heps lots! : http://www.mayoclinic.org/rheumatic-fever/treatment.html ...
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What is the difference between rheumatic fever and rheumatic arthritis?
The difference between rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis is that rheumatic fever affects the kidneys and heart and is typically caused by strep throat. Rheumatoid arthritis is arthritis. ...
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How does rheumatic fever attack?
The bacteria responsible for rheumatic fever is part of a group known as Group A streptococcus. Doctors and researchers recognize the bacteria responsible for rheumatic fever, however they still do not understand exactly what leads to development of this disease. A person can get rheumatic fever as the result of a strep throat infection that is not treated or if a person fails to finish the full 10-day course of antibiotics. It is possible to get streptococcal infections with no symptoms and it is...
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How does the bacteria of rheumatic fever get inside the body?
The bacteria of rheumatic fever gets inside the body via untreated wounds, and cuts. To reduce risk of infection, all wounds in rheumatic fever risk zones must be attended to quickly. ...
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How do you prevent the ailment of rheumatic heart disease?
don't get rheumatic fever. Or if you do, get to a doctor fast and end the fever before it ruins the valves of your heart. ...
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What is the cardiac damage resulting from a delayed inflammatory response to streptococcal infection?
You get acute rheumatic fever after about three weeks of acute streptococcal pharyngitis. In rheumatic fever, you get inflamed joints and heart valves involvement. Usually the mitral and aortic valves are affected in rheumatic fever. ...
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Pathophysiology of rheumatic heart disease in diagram form?
Type your answer here... rheumatic heart disease is cause by a rheumatic fever that inflamed the heart and scarring it. ...
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What are the symptoms of Rheumatic Heart Disease?
Rheumatic heart disease has similar symptoms to other heart diseases, heart murmur with the defective valve impairment, abnormal rhythm or rate of pulse, weakness, weight loss, breathlessness. Rheumatic heart disease is caused by rheumatic fever. During a rheumatic fever the heart can swell causing damage to valves and vessels. Heart problems can occur during the fever, or long after. ...
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What is rheumatic heart disease?
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children in many countries of the world, especially in developing countries. The global burden of disease caused by rheumatic fever currently falls disproportionately on children living in the developing world, especially where poverty is widespread. RHD is a chronic heart condition caused by rheumatic fever that can be prevented and controlled. Rheumatic fever is caused by a preceding group A streptococcal (strep) infection. Treating strep throat with antibiotics can prevent rheumatic fever....
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In rheumatic fever damage to the heart valves is directly caused by what?
In rheumatic fever the damage to the heart valves is caused by the protein antibodies. These antibodies are produced to defend against the bacteria. ...