How to prevent rheumatic fever

November 2011
New Zealand Doctor;11/16/2011, p32
The article reports on the effort to reduce the number of rheumatic fever (RH) cases in New Zealand. It examines the annual increase of RH cases among children aged from 5-15 years since 1980. It offers information on the primordial, secondary and tertiary interventions, including the communication of risk from group A streptococcal throat infection, poverty and overcrowding. It focuses on the challenge and improvement of adherence to treatment schedule.


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