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Symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever

Symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Acute rheumatic fever includes the 30 symptoms listed below:

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever:

The most common clinical finding is a migratory arthritis involving multiple joints. The most serious complication is carditis, or heart inflammation (rheumatic heart disease), as this may lead to chronic heart disease and disability or death years after an attack. Less common findings include bumps or nodules under the skin (usually over the spine or other bony areas) and a red expanding rash on the trunk and extremities that recurs over weeks to months. Because of the different ways ARF presents itself, the disease may be difficult to diagnose. A neurological disorder, chorea, can occur months after an initial attack, causing jerky involuntary movements, muscle weakness, slurred speech, and personality changes. Initial episodes of ARF as well as recurrences can be prevented by treatment with appropriate antibiotics. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Acute rheumatic fever as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever, it is also important to consider Acute rheumatic fever as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Acute rheumatic fever may cause:

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Acute rheumatic fever: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Acute rheumatic fever: 18 days (after exposure such as strep throat)

Incubation period for Acute rheumatic fever: Symptoms typically occur 18 days after an untreated strep throat. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever. This signs and symptoms information for Acute rheumatic fever has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Acute rheumatic fever signs or Acute rheumatic fever symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Acute rheumatic fever symptoms.

 

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