A Handbook Of Rheumatic Fever

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AuthorHouse, Sep 19, 2011 - Medical - 60 pages
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A comprehensive handbook of Rheumatic Fever (RF), most common cause of valvular heart disease in adults worldwise. All aspects of RF have been dealt with in details. Specifically useful for India and thirld world countries. Indian characteristics of RF have been described in details with references to Indian studies. Detailed clinical features, Investigations and treatment are written in short paragraphs and in pointwise fashion. It is particularly useful for exam gooing students. Undergraduates to superspecia; lists will find the book useful in their clinical practice. Every efort has been made to include small details about RF. The author is an experienced cardiologist. RF and Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is still the most common cause of cardiac illness in India. With his vast experience of RHD this book will prove to be an important reference book for RF.
 

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Contents

Rheumatic Fever RF
1
Incidence and Prevalence
2
Pathogenesis
4
Pathology
8
Clinical Features of RF
10
Laboratory Investigations
22
Diagnosis of RF
28
Treatment
32
Treatment of ARF
35
Recurrences Vs Rebounds of RF
39
Secondary Prevention of RF
42
Future
46
Recommended Reading
47
Abbreviations
48
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