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Why simple school sores often lead to heart and kidney disease in Indigenous children - Medical Xpress



Medical Xpress
 
Why simple school sores often lead to heart and kidney disease in Indigenous children 
Medical Xpress
Acute rheumatic fever is another potential consequence of untreated impetigo. It is an autoimmune response to an untreated group A strep infection, and repeated episodes can damage the heart, leading to rheumatic heart disease. Both rheumatic fever and ...

 


Scarlet fever cases surge in Hong Kong as doctors urge good personal hygiene - South China Morning Post



South China Morning Post
 
Scarlet fever cases surge in Hong Kong as doctors urge good personal hygiene 
South China Morning Post
Scarlet fever can give rise to complications such as rheumatic heart disease and acute nephritis, which can cause heart disease and kidney failure later in life. Symptoms include fever, sore throat and a sandpaper-textured rash spreading from the neck ...

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Tongan doctor conducts new research into rheumatic fever - Radio New Zealand



Radio New Zealand
 
Tongan doctor conducts new research into rheumatic fever 
Radio New Zealand
DIANNE SIKA-PAOTONU - What it is we are trying to do is generate a new type of penicillin that would be given to those who have had rheumatic fever once, so they would then be given monthly injections of a type of penicillin known as Benzathine ...

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Pediatric research: Scarlet fever comes back in England, China - The Columbus Dispatch



Pediatric research: Scarlet fever comes back in England, China 
The Columbus Dispatch
Poor hygiene, once thought to be an important factor, seems unlikely in these countries. The Lancet report concludes that the sustained outbreak of cases in England is unexplained and a public-health priority. We should not trust the streptococcus. It ...

 


Distrust in doctors contributing to rheumatic fever in Northland M?ori - Auckland stuff.co.nz



Auckland stuff.co.nz
 
Distrust in doctors contributing to rheumatic fever in Northland M?ori 
Auckland stuff.co.nz
Health professionals failing to follow sore throat guidelines and a lack of trust in doctors is delaying the diagnosing of acute rheumatic fever in Northland M?ori, a study says. Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is a reaction to Group A Streptococcus ...

 


Northland M?ori need effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever - New Zealand Doctor Online



Northland M?ori need effective strategies to treat acute rheumatic fever 
New Zealand Doctor Online
Research by the University of Auckland has found a lack of throat swabbing and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in primary care is preventing the diagnoses and treatment of acute rheumatic fever and group A streptococcus bacteria in Northland ...

 


New research into rheumatic fever treatment for Pasifika - Radio New Zealand



Radio New Zealand
 
New research into rheumatic fever treatment for Pasifika 
Radio New Zealand
New research led by a New Zealand university will look at how the present treatment for rheumatic fever affects different ethnic groups particularly Pacific and M?ori people. Rheumatic fever Photo: 123rf.com. Figures show Pacific and M?ori children and ...

 


Two cases of rheumatic fever hit Gisborne - Gisborne Herald



Two cases of rheumatic fever hit Gisborne 
Gisborne Herald
TWO young Gisborne people have been diagnosed with rheumatic fever and hospitalised in the past month. Hauora Tairawhiti Medical Officer of Health Dr Anura Jayasinghe said health organisations had been focusing on eradicating rheumatic fever from the ...

 


As scarlet fever cases rise, baffled researchers investigate - CNN



CNN
 
As scarlet fever cases rise, baffled researchers investigate 
CNN
Treatment for scarlet fever is the same as for strep: a course of antibiotics, which must be completed to be rid of the bacteria and avoid a relapse. If the regimen is followed appropriately, the disease is usually gone within a couple of weeks. Left ...
Scarlet fever, a disease of yore, is making a comeback in parts of the world STAT
England hit by 50-year spike in scarlet fever USA TODAY
Cases of scarlet fever at 50-year high - these are the signs to look out for Oxford Mail
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Search is on for rheumatic test tool - National Indigenous Times



National Indigenous Times
 
Search is on for rheumatic test tool 
National Indigenous Times
Australian researchers are working on a way to diagnose acute rheumatic fever and prevent the life-threatening rheumatic heart disease that disproportionately affects Indigenous Australians. The research was made possible by $2 million grant from the ...