RHEUMATIC FEVER: WHAT IT IS, DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION - INFECTIOUS DISEASES

How to identify and treat rheumatic fever



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Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in many tissues of the body, causing pain in the joints, nodules in the skin, heart murmur, muscle weakness and even involuntary movements. It is triggered in predisposed people by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes , which causes infections such as pharyngitis and tonsillitis in children and adults