Rheumatic Fever Directory
Rheumatic fever is a complication of strep throat. Rheumatic fever is dangerous because it can lead to a form of heart damage called rheumatic heart disease. Rheumatic fever is rare because strep throat can easily be treated. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how rheumatic fever occurs, its complications, and much more.
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