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Rheumatic fever is an immune disease systemic (whole body) that occurs as a result of infection by bacteria of the family of the coconuts.
What causes it?
This condition, as mentioned above is caused by hemolytic streptococcus B. And it can cause a slow, progressive deformation of the valves or can heal spontaneously. It is more frequent between 5 and 15 years of age and is rare before age 4 and after age 40. The characteristic lesion is a perivascular granulomatous reaction with vasculitis.
The mitral valve is attacked by 75 to 80% of the cases, 30% aortic and tricuspid and pulmonary valves in less than 5%. Read the rest of this entry »