Acute Rheumatic Fever with Cardiac Tamponade: A Case Report
1Doğanhisar Devlet Hastanesi, Çocuk Sağlığı Ve Hastalıkları, Konya, Turkiye
2Konya Şehir Hastanesi, Çocuk Kardiyoloji, Konya, Turkiye
Keywords: Rheumatic fever, cardiac tamponade, Streptococcus pyogenes
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is a common condition in children between the five and 15 age. It is of considerable importance to individual and public health in developing countries as being a preventable sequela to untreated or inadequately treated streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis. ARF has various manifestations which can seldom be life-threatening. Here, we present the case of a 12-year-old acute rheumatic fever patient with cardiac tamponade.
Cite this article as: Simsek N, Arslan D. Acute Rheumatic Fever with Cardiac Tamponade: A Case Report. Pediatr Acad Case Rep. 2023;2(1):21-5.
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