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  • Rheumatic Fever

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    infectious diseases such as scarlet fever and what he called "rheumatism of the heart". He noted that his patients were exhibiting acute pain, redness and swelling in one or more joints, subcutaneous nodules over the knee and elbow joints, an uncontrollable jerking or flailing of the limbs and in many cases, a "weakening of the heart."1 What he was describing has come to be known as Rheumatic Fever. However, the association between strep throat infections and rheumatic fever had not been made until the

  • Rheumatic Fever Essay

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    Rheumatic fever is a disease that can occur following bacterial infection with Group A Streptococcus. Predisposing infections also include strep throat tonsillitis and skin infections, such as impetigo, caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Overall, rheumatic fever is rare in Australia; however, the rate of rheumatic fever amongst Indigenous Australians is much higher. Rheumatic fever is a serious condition that can lead to long-term complications, such as rheumatic heart disease. Causes & Pathophysiology

  • Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

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    Introduction: Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and its successive partner, Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), pose a serious issue in paediatric health world wide. Alarmingly New Zealand is one of the biggest contributors and has the highest recorded number of ARF cases internationally (Jaine, Baker, & Venugopal, 2008). This essay will discuss the pathophysiology and epidemiology of ARF and RHD. It will focus on the impact this illness has on Maori and Pacific Island children in particular as ARF is almost

  • Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD)

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    Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is defined by Mosby (2010) as a systemic inflammatory disease which is enabled development with inadequate treatment of upper respiratory tract infections of group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. Repeated episodes of ARF can cause autoimmune reactions within the heart which in turn inflicts damage upon the heart muscle and heart valves, a condition termed as rheumatic heart disease (RHD) (Mosby, 2010). Predominately ARF and RDH cases are found to effect people living in

  • Rheumatic Fever in Maori Children of New Zealand

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    Jast es thi Unotid Stetis wes onhebotid by Netovi Amirocens bifuri thi “doscuviry” uf Amiroce, thi cuantry uf Niw Zielend wes onotoelly sittlid by thi Māuro piupli. Thi Māuro eri nuw e privelint pert uf Niw Zielend caltari. Somolerly tu Netovi Amirocens on thi US, thi Māuro piupli tind tu stock tugithir end lovi on cummanotois. Thos castum cuald bi ettrobatid tu thi riesun rhiametoc fivir os nuw e dosiesi elmust ixclasovily fuand on Māuro choldrin. Thi Māuro piupli end thior caltari hes elweys biin

  • Old Biomedical Model Essay

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    Social models of health have become more relevant and continue to do so when compared to the old biomedical model for health over the last 150 years. World Health Organisation (WHO) (2014) depicts as the health problems in this age have shifted towards cardiovascular diseases, cancers, obesity from infectious diseases in the early 1900s such as pneumonia and tuberculosis models only focusing on the biological solutions have become less important than the social determinants of these diseases. A

  • Streptococcus Pyogenes is More than Strep Throat

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    Streptococcus Pyogenes: More than Strep Throat S. pyogenes infections may vary from mild to life-threatening with a plethora of symptoms due to the many types of infections it causes. This bacterium is responsible for the diseases of pharyngitis, rheumatic fever, impetigo, erysipelas, cellulitis, necrotizing fasciitis, acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis, and toxic shock syndrome, just to name a few. Each of these infections has its own unique set of symptoms as will be explored in depth below

  • Resistance, Infections, and Defenses of Streptococcus pyogenes

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    Resistance, Infections, and Defenses of Streptococcus pyogenes Streptococcus pyogenes was the bacteria that used to be the cause of numerous cases of human sicknesses and deaths. As our technology evolved and advanced, our perspective and understanding of this bacteria grew to a point that it is no longer a huge threat. The once blurry details became so clear that it came to the point of which we can identify, locate, and treat the bug accurately. After those many years of dedication and research

  • Rheumatic Fever In New Zealand Case Study

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    associated with the incidence of rheumatic fever in New Zealand. Firstly, deprivation and socio-economic inequality worsen the rheumatic fever issue in New Zealand. Lower income people face more difficulties in accessing health care, and tend to avoid signs to save costs when experiencing illness. The individuals with lower income are less likely to get medication, and this is why our service provides free medication and free vaccines. The majority of the rheumatic fever cases occur in lower-income areas

  • Symptoms of Scarlet Fever

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    Symptoms of Scarlet Fever Strep throat and scarlet fever are different forms of a bacterial disease caused by infection with group A (beta-hemolytic) streptococcus. When the bacteria infect the throat, the illness is called strep throat. Streptococci can also produce a toxin, which results in a distinctive skin rash. When this occurs, the illness is now called scarlet fever. Scarlet fever was once very common among young children ages 2 to 10, but now it is relatively rare. The reason for