Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

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Map: Deaths from rheumatic heart disease

Mortality and burden of disease estimates for countries provided by Colin Mathers (Evidence and Information for Policy, WHO) from analyses prepared for The World Health Report 2003.

Rheumatic heart disease in children

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Deaths from rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in the Aboriginal and non-

Aboriginal populations of Australia

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Veasy LG, Hill HR. Immunologic and clinical correlations in rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Pediatric infectious diseases journal, 1997, 16:400-407.


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