What is rheumatic fever? Rheumatic fever is thought to be an autoimmune reaction brought on as a result of a streptococcus infection. Subscribe – https://goo.gl/w5aaaV. More videos – https://goo.gl/UhOKiM. Support us on Patreon – https://goo.gl/ZGHEk4.
In some cases, the heart tissue may become damaged, and after repeated streptococcus infection and rheumatic fever, somebody can develop rheumatic heart disease. This video covers the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and major clinical findings of rheumatic fever and heart disease.
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Aschoff body histology by Nephron – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aschoff_body#/media/File:Rheumatic_heart_disease_-_3b_-_very_high_mag.jpg
Anitschkow cell histology by Ed Uthman, MD – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anitschkow_cell#/media/File:Anitschkow_Myocytes_in_an_Aschoff_Body,_Rheumatic_Myocarditis.jpg