Rheumatic Fever News and Research

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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.
New analysis suggests physicians should change their diagnosis and treatment for sore throat

New analysis suggests physicians should change their diagnosis and treatment for sore throat

Researchers discover a way to boost levels of palmitoylethanolamide

Researchers discover a way to boost levels of palmitoylethanolamide

Researcers identify a new array of genes in GAS

Researcers identify a new array of genes in GAS

Help for children with rheumatic heart disease

Help for children with rheumatic heart disease

Many neglected diseases lacking research funding

Many neglected diseases lacking research funding

CDC MMR/autism study - wrong questions asked, wrong children studied, wrong conclusions NAA says

CDC MMR/autism study - wrong questions asked, wrong children studied, wrong conclusions NAA says

CDC MMR/autism study - wrong questions asked, wrong children studied, wrong conclusions NAA says

CDC MMR/autism study - wrong questions asked, wrong children studied, wrong conclusions NAA says

Researchers highlight distinct subtypes of myalgic encephalomyelitis

Researchers highlight distinct subtypes of myalgic encephalomyelitis

7-step guide to understanding tonsils and strep

7-step guide to understanding tonsils and strep

Antibiotics before dental procedures may do more harm than good

Antibiotics before dental procedures may do more harm than good

Quick diagnosis test for streptococcal strains

Quick diagnosis test for streptococcal strains

New guidelines on the treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular and valvular heart diseases published

New guidelines on the treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular and valvular heart diseases published

Cardiovascular disease impact varies according to age, gender, other factors

Cardiovascular disease impact varies according to age, gender, other factors

Early exposure to inflammatory disease multiplies Alzheimer's risk

Early exposure to inflammatory disease multiplies Alzheimer's risk

Genetic link suggested in deaths from cardiac valve diseases

Genetic link suggested in deaths from cardiac valve diseases

QIMR researchers have received a 5 year grant to develop a vaccine against Group A streptococcus

QIMR researchers have received a 5 year grant to develop a vaccine against Group A streptococcus

Australian researchers are working on a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Australian researchers are working on a vaccine to prevent rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

Canadian woman dies of flesh eating disease

Canadian woman dies of flesh eating disease

More evidence needed to link symptoms like tics or behavioral problems to a strep infection

More evidence needed to link symptoms like tics or behavioral problems to a strep infection