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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.
Exploring changes in non-COVID-19 hospitalization rates before and during COVID-19

Exploring changes in non-COVID-19 hospitalization rates before and during COVID-19

Oral penicillin may be a safer option for people with high-risk rheumatic heart disease

Oral penicillin may be a safer option for people with high-risk rheumatic heart disease

Research finds quick recovery of heart function in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C

Research finds quick recovery of heart function in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C

Formal health care transition programs needed to provide uninterrupted support for youth with Kawasaki disease

Formal health care transition programs needed to provide uninterrupted support for youth with Kawasaki disease

Experts offer guidance on diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis in children

Experts offer guidance on diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis in children

Investment in primary prevention can reduce rheumatic heart disease in the African Union

Investment in primary prevention can reduce rheumatic heart disease in the African Union

New model could help test vaccines against the deadly Strep A bacteria

New model could help test vaccines against the deadly Strep A bacteria

COVID-19 may impact the heart health of young, healthy adults

COVID-19 may impact the heart health of young, healthy adults

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Maintenance of good oral health may help prevent heart infection caused by mouth bacteria

Coronavirus deranges the immune system in complex and deadly ways

Coronavirus deranges the immune system in complex and deadly ways

Aspirin to be tested as a potential COVID-19 treatment as part of RECOVERY trial

Aspirin to be tested as a potential COVID-19 treatment as part of RECOVERY trial

Medieval medicine to tackle antibiotic resistance

Medieval medicine to tackle antibiotic resistance

Analysis: When is a coronavirus test not a coronavirus test?

Analysis: When is a coronavirus test not a coronavirus test?

Medieval remedy can help treat modern day infections

Medieval remedy can help treat modern day infections

$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