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Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop two to three weeks after a Group A streptococcal infection (such as strep throat or scarlet fever). It is believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity and can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain.
$15 million grant funds new effort to develop universal vaccine for strep throat infections

$15 million grant funds new effort to develop universal vaccine for strep throat infections

Understanding of metal-free enzymes used by bacteria could lead to new effective antibiotics

Understanding of metal-free enzymes used by bacteria could lead to new effective antibiotics

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

Administering nitric oxide gas after heart surgery may decrease risk of kidney problems

Administering nitric oxide gas after heart surgery may decrease risk of kidney problems

Women of childbearing age with rheumatic heart disease face double danger

Women of childbearing age with rheumatic heart disease face double danger

Scientists identify new genes needed by Streptococcus pyogenes to grow in human saliva

Scientists identify new genes needed by Streptococcus pyogenes to grow in human saliva

Continental Who's Who recognizes Stanley J. Dudrick as Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the medical field

Continental Who's Who recognizes Stanley J. Dudrick as Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the medical field

Rice bioengineers reveal how heart valves use different strategies to handle oxygen starvation

Rice bioengineers reveal how heart valves use different strategies to handle oxygen starvation

Simplified approach to TAVI holds potential to save lives of many patients with rheumatic heart disease

Simplified approach to TAVI holds potential to save lives of many patients with rheumatic heart disease

Australian researchers identify genetic map of human parasitic scabies mite

Australian researchers identify genetic map of human parasitic scabies mite

New AARDA report highlights key issues and trends at State of Autoimmunity National Summit

New AARDA report highlights key issues and trends at State of Autoimmunity National Summit

Focus Diagnostics announces FDA clearance for Simplexa Group A Strep Direct Kit

Focus Diagnostics announces FDA clearance for Simplexa Group A Strep Direct Kit

Fusobacterium necrophorum often causes severe sore throats in young adults

Fusobacterium necrophorum often causes severe sore throats in young adults

Roche announces launch of cobas Liat System for on-demand testing in different settings

Roche announces launch of cobas Liat System for on-demand testing in different settings

Fabry disease awareness: an interview with Dr. Hartmann Wellhoefer, Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Disease, Shire

Fabry disease awareness: an interview with Dr. Hartmann Wellhoefer, Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Disease, Shire

Findings provide new strategy for developing safe, effective vaccine against strep throat

Findings provide new strategy for developing safe, effective vaccine against strep throat

Culture-based tests can help in accurate diagnosis of sore throats

Culture-based tests can help in accurate diagnosis of sore throats

Mechanical circulatory assist device may have untapped potential in heart surgery patients, say physicians

Mechanical circulatory assist device may have untapped potential in heart surgery patients, say physicians

Trimethoprim is more effective against streptococci than expected, says research

Trimethoprim is more effective against streptococci than expected, says research

Rhythm important for correct development of baby hearts

Rhythm important for correct development of baby hearts