Prevention of rheumatic fever
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Prevention of rheumatic fever report of a WHO Expert Committee. by WHO Expert Committee on the Prevention of Rheumatic Fever Expert Committee on the Prevention of Rheumatic Fever.

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Published by World Health Organization in Geneva .
Written in English


  • Rheumatic fever -- Prevention.,
  • Rheumatic fever -- prevention & control.

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Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesWorld Health Organization technical report series -- no. 342, Technical report series (World Health Organization) -- 342.
LC ClassificationsRA8 .A25 no. 342
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p.
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22387581M
LC Control Number79003203

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The first edition of this book was an excellent instrument to assist in the control of this disease. The present volume with dissemination of knowledge to health personnel will contribute to closing the gap between knowledge and implementation and it links with WHO's endeavors in prevention and control of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart Cited by: 3. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Feb 28,  · Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease is a concise, yet comprehensive, clinical resource highlighting must-know information on rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever from a global perspective. Covering the major issues dominating the field, this practical resource presents sufficient detail for a deep and thorough understanding of the latest treatment options, Pages: The feasibility of and justification for rheumatic fever control programmes in developing countries has been often questioned. A co-operative study co-ordinated by the World Health Organization has now demonstrated that systematic prevention of rheumatic fever recurrences not only benefits the patients concerned but also has economic advantages.

Dec 01,  · Primary prevention is the treatment of acute streptococcal pharyngitis in order to prevent the initial attack of rheumatic fever. In general, once the diagnosis has been made, antibiotic therapy is indicated. In some countries where the incidence of streptococcal pharyngitis and rheumatic fever is especially high, a national decision may be taken to treat all children presenting with acute. Mar 01,  · Very concise review of epidemiology of streptococcal infections, diagnostic criteria (including republication of the Modified Jones Criteria, from Circulation , ), programs for treatment of streptococcal infections, and prophylaxis for rheumatic fever subjects; statement of research needs requiring particular attention. The United States of America was represented in the WHO Expert. Jan 16,  · Rheumatic Fever is an immune mediated inflammatory disease caused by group A Streptococcus or Streptococcus is one of the important public health problems in developing countries. Rheumatic fever frequently occurs in young children and adolescents of age years. Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are still major medical and public health problems mainly in developing countries. Pilot studies conducted during the last five decades in developed and developing countries indicated that the prevention and control of RF/RHD is by: