rheumatic carditis


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rheu·mat·ic car·di·tis

pancarditis occurring in rheumatic fever, characterized by formation of Aschoff bodies in the cardiac interstitial tissue; may be associated with acute cardiac failure, endocarditis with small fibrin vegetations on the margins of closure of valve cusps (especially the mitral), and fibrinous pericarditis; it is frequently followed by scarring of the valves.

rheumatic carditis

Etymology: Gk, rheuma, flux, kardia, heart, itis, inflammation
pericarditis, myocarditis, and endocarditis that may be associated with acute rheumatic fever.

rheumatic carditis

Inflammation of any part of the heart resulting from rheumatic fever. The commonest type is rheumatic endocarditis in which the heart lining, and especially one or more heart valves, are involved.
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An accurate diagnosis for secondary prophylaxis of rheumatic carditis is particularly important for these patients.
The course of rheumatic carditis is characterized by the expression of immunological and biochemical disorders (1, 2, 5, 26).
Ocal B, Karademir S, Oguz D, Oner A, Senocak F Acute rheumatic carditis in HenochSchonlein purpura.
A case of Henoch-Schonlein purpura and rheumatic carditis with complete atrioventricular block.
Rheumatic carditis is almost always associated with valvitis.
Characteristic changes in cardiac contour and various pulmonary parenchymal manifestations are frequently seen in rheumatic carditis.