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., and Brown, Alex D.H. (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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