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Signs of Acute rheumatic fever

Symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Acute rheumatic fever may include:

Note that Acute rheumatic fever symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Acute rheumatic fever signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or 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)

More Symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Acute rheumatic fever?

The phrase "signs of Acute rheumatic fever" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Acute rheumatic fever. This medical information about signs and symptoms 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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