Clinical and echocardiographic features among children with ARF were comparable to findings from similar settings, with carditis
being the commonest major Jones criterion.
Digoxin, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and diuretic were used in patients with severe carditis
and heart failure.
Specialized intestinal metaplasia and carditis
at the gastroesophageal junction in Chinese patients undergoing endoscopy.
Major manifestations include Carditis
, ply-arthritis, chorea, erythema marginatum, and subcutaneous nodules.
The records of the first ARF attack including major criteria, involved valves, the number of involved valves, and the severity of the carditis
Of these, 92% had carditis
, 77% had H pylori infection, and 54% had intestinal metaplasia elsewhere in the stomach.
In this article, we present a patient admitted to our clinic with clinical picture of HSP vasculitis, who developed acute rheumatic carditis
A broader histologic differential would include systemic lupus erythematosus, acute rheumatic carditis
, rheumatoid nodules, Takayasu disease, Wegener granulomatosis, giant cell arteritis, syphilis, Erdheim-Chester disease, and ischemic cardiomyopathy.
may be a more sensitive marker of GERD than inflammation involving the squamous mucosa, as judged by pH monitoring studies.
Our study showed that, especially valve prolapsus and other congenital heart defects and less frequently rheumatic carditis
, can be seen in children who look like healthy.
A diagnosis of ARF was made on the basis of carditis
, arthralgia, high erythrocyte count, sedimentation rate, high ASO and a history of upper respiratory tract infection A temporary pacemaker was implanted on the day of admittance.
They were treated with bed-rest, acetylsalicylic acid as an analgesic and antipyretic for arthritis, penicillin, and corticosteroid for patients with severe carditis
and the treatment continued until acute inflammation was subsided (19).