A Handbook Of Rheumatic Fever
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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Rheumatic Fever RF
Incidence and Prevalence
Clinical Features of RF
Diagnosis of RF
Treatment of ARF
Recurrences Vs Rebounds of RF
Secondary Prevention of RF
acute phase reactants acute rheumatic fever Agarwal antecedent GABHS infection Antibiotic antibody Arthralgia Aschoff bodies ASO titer aspirin associated attacks of RF autoimmune Benzathine benzylpenicillin cardiac enlargement Cardiomegaly carditis cause cell Characteristics Clinical Features Congestive Heart Failure detecting development of RHD diagnosis of RF divided doses drug Duration of secondary echocardiography Erythema marginatum Features of RF GABHS pharyngitis GABHS strains incidence of carditis Indian series inflammatory Jaccoud’s arthritis Jones criteria last attack manifestation of RF minor criteria murmur myocarditis ofARF onset Oral penicillin Padmawati PANDAS Patient yrs pericarditis phagocytosis polyarthritis Prevention of RF prophylaxis protein PSRA rapid streptococcal antigen rarely Reactive Arthritis recurrence of RF Recurrence rate Regurgitation rheumatic carditis rheumatic heart disease Sanyal secondary prophylaxis severe carditis sore throat Steroids streptococcal antigen test streptococcal infection Subcutaneous Nodules Sydenham Chorea therapy throat culture tissues treatment valvulitis weeks yrs of age yrs since last