HAROLD B. HOUSER; GEORGE C. ECKHARDT
During the past decade developments in the control and prevention of rheumatic fever have occurred which, when fully applied, should reduce the incidence of a disease that is a major cause of death in children and an important cause of chronic disability in both children and adults.
It is now well established that attacks of rheumatic fever are usually, if not always, initiated by a preceding group A streptococcal respiratory infection. Recently developed technics which have been successful in lowering the incidence of rheumatic fever have been directed toward this streptococcal infection. Two methods utilizing these technics are now available
HOUSER HB, ECKHARDT GC. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PREVENTION OF RHEUMATIC FEVER1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:1035–1043. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-1035
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):1035-1043.
Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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