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Rheumatic Fever

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A febrile disease occurring as a delayed sequela of infections with group A haemolytic streptococci and characterized by multiple focal inflammatory lesions of the connective tissue structures, especially of the heart, blood vessels, and joints (polyarthritis), and by the presence of Aschoff bodies in the myocardium and skin. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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Rheumatic Fever

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