Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease

by M Satpathy, BR Mishra

The book, "Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease", serves as a clinical guide for medical students and pediatrics to easily understand the subject matter. The book exclusively deals with all the fundamental aspects of rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) including management and its preventive aspects. RF and RHD have become more prevalent in India and other countries. Initial two chapters discuss the historical aspect and epidemiology of RF and RHD. Subsequent chapters are on the etiopathogenesis, pathology, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management of RF. The book also has chapter that covers information on the diagnosis of RHD in patients. Topics such as mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, tricuspid valve disease, pulmonary valve disease, combined valvular lesions and infective endocarditis are being covered highlighting on the incidence, pathology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, investigations, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and management of each of the conditions. The last chapter focuses on the natural history of RF and RHD.

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