The future of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia: can we be optimistic?

Maguire, Graeme P., Carapetis, Jonathan R., Walsh, Warren F., Brown, Alex D.H., and UNSPECIFIED (2012) The future of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia: can we be optimistic? Medical Journal of Australia, 197 (3). pp. 133-134.

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Abstract

[Extract] An 8-year-old Aboriginal girl presents with shortness of breath and severe mitral regurgitation, and requires urgent surgery; a young Torres Strait Islander mother has a disabling stroke related to mitral stenosis; and a middle-aged Aboriginal community leader dies from infective endocarditis associated with a mechanical valve. These are the realities of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia.

Item ID: 22915
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 11:51
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl Cardiovascular Diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920103 Cardiovascular System and Diseases @ 100%
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