Cardiac myosin epitopes for monitoring progression of rheumatic fever

Gorton, Davina E., Govan, Brenda L., Ketheesan, Natkunam, Sive, Alan A., Norton, Robert E., Currie, Bart J., Towers, Rebecca J., Mascaro - Blanco, Adita I., and Cunningham, Madeleine W. (2011) Cardiac myosin epitopes for monitoring progression of rheumatic fever. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 30 (11). pp. 1015-1016.

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[Extract] Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHO) have become rare in the developed world, but remain major causes of childhood diseases in developing countries and in some indigenous communities. In populations endemic for RF/RHD, additional factors other than those currently included in the Revised Jones Criteria would increase diagnostic sensitivity. Moreover, identification of robust markers for disease activity could provide better monitoring and delivery of health care for patients.

Item ID: 20934
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1532-0987
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 04:34
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1107 Immunology > 110799 Immunology not elsewhere classified @ 90%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110801 Medical Bacteriology @ 10%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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