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1

Rheumatic heart disease

is a complication of rheumatic fever

2

Rheumatic fever is due to _________ infection

streptococci

3

what is molecular mimicry

Autoimmune disorder

4

Who gets rheumatic fever

approx 3% (5-15 yr olds)

5

Rheumatic fever

-Pharyngeal streptococci infection
-Immune mediated
-Multi system inflammatory damage

6

Rheumatic heart disease is not an infection in the heart only _______ and _______

autoimmune response & Inflammation

7

Rheumatic heart disease is

Inflammation of valves, myocardium, pericardium

8

acute form of rheumatic heart disease is

Self-limiting

9

Diagnosing Rheumatic heart disease

is complex
Manifestations & Labs (if suspected autoimmunity antibodies are a key test)