Disease Information for Rheumatic valvulitis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Adolescent
Aortic systolic murmur
Cardiac auscultation/abnormal
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Cardiomegaly/Heart dilatation
Heart murmur
New heart murmurs
Systolic murmur
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Fair complexion/population/blond
Arthralgias Polyarthralgias
Arthritis Children
Joint Pains
Joint pains Arthralgias in Children
Sore Throat in Children
Sore throat/Pharyngitis
Sore Throat/Throat Pain
Throat Conditions
Pulchritude/Beautiful woman/Searls sign
Demographics & Risk Factors
Ethnic or Racial Factors
Irish/Scotch population
Established Disease Population
Patient/Rheumatic fever
Patient/Rheumatic valvular heart disease
Family History
Family history/Rheumatic fever/heart disease
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adolescent
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Serum specific antibodies increased
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Anti-Myocardial Antibodies (AMA)
ASOT/Anti-streptolysin-O titer (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/P-Mitrale pattern (ECG)
EKG/Loss of sinus arrhythmia (ECG)
X-RAY
Xray/Large heart shadow/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Aortic stenosis
Cerebral vascular accident
CVA Cardiac disorders/Cause
Erythema marginatum
Mitral valve stenosis
Polyarthritis in Children
Rheumatic heart disease
Rheumatic valvulitis
Tricuspid regurgitation
Valvular heart disease
Cardioembolism
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Pregnancy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Heart disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Shared Antigens Strep A Human Tissue
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Complicating disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Post-infectious disorder (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Anti-inflammatory drug
Definition

Valvulitis is characterised in the acute stage by small fibrin vegetation along the lines of closure & by Aschoff bodies in the cusps [in Rheumatic fever].

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