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Acquired Heart Disease

Acquired Heart Disease

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PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Ruby Ann L. Punongbayan, MD
ACQUIRED HEART DISEASE
\u2022Rheumatic heart disease
\u2022Infective endocarditis
ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER

\u2022Immunologic lesion that occurs as a delayed
sequela of grp A streptococcal infection of the
pharynx but not the skin

\u2022Attack rate of post-streptococcal infection
0.3-3%

\u2022Predisposing factors: family history of RF, low socioeconomic status (poverty, poor hygiene, medical deprivation), 6-15 years old

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