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Meaning of RHEUMATIC FEVER

Pronunciation:  rû'matik 'feevur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a severe disease chiefly of children and characterized by painful inflammation of the joints and frequently damage to the heart valves
 
 See Also: infectious disease, rheumatic aortitis

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: a childhood disease that may damage the heart valves or the outer lining of the heart.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An inflammatory autoimmune disease triggered by an immune response to infection by Streptococcus pyogenes.
 

 

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