NLM Logo

Rheumatic Fever MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Rheumatic Fever
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.410.890.731
C05.550.114.843
C05.799.825
C17.300.775.860
Unique ID
D012213
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012213
Annotation
rheumatic fever with heart disease, unspecified or specific = RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE + the specific heart disease, but not HEART DISEASES
Scope Note
A febrile disease occurring as a delayed sequela of infections with STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES. It is characterized by multiple focal inflammatory lesions of the connective tissue structures, such as the heart, blood vessels, and joints (POLYARTHRITIS) and brain, and by the presence of ASCHOFF BODIES in the myocardium and skin.
Entry Term(s)
Acute Rheumatic Fever
Arthritis, Acute Rheumatic
Arthritis, Rheumatic, Acute
Inflammatory Rheumatism
Polyarthritis Rheumatica
Rheumatic Arthritis
Rheumatism, Acute Articular
Rheumatism, Articular, Acute
NLM Classification #
WC 220
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/05/23
Rheumatic Fever Preferred
page delivered in 0.16s