Acute rheumatic fever in a South Florida County Hospital, 1967-1971

D. M. Tamer

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It has been previously reported that the incidence of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in South Florida is less than in other metropolitan areas of the United States. It has been suggested that when acute rheumatic fever does occur the morbidity and mortality are significantly decreased. A 5 yr retrospective study of hospitalized cases revealed 98 episodes of ARF in 95 patients. The clinical manifestations paralleled data from recent surveys in 2 northern cities and included arthritis in 78 episodes, carditis in 54, chorea in 2, and erythema marginatum and subcutaneous nodules in one case each. There were 3 deaths due to malignant pancarditis. Clinical, laboratory, and demographic data were also similar for this group and indicate rheumatic fever in Miami is not unlike the pattern of illness in other endemic areas of this country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-767
Number of pages3
JournalCirculation
Volume50
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

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County Hospitals
Rheumatic Fever
Chorea
Myocarditis
Erythema
Arthritis
Retrospective Studies
Demography
Morbidity
Mortality
Incidence

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Acute rheumatic fever in a South Florida County Hospital, 1967-1971. / Tamer, D. M.

In: Circulation, Vol. 50, No. 4, 01.12.1974, p. 765-767.

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Tamer, D. M. / Acute rheumatic fever in a South Florida County Hospital, 1967-1971. In: Circulation. 1974 ; Vol. 50, No. 4. pp. 765-767.
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