What Has Been Found about RHD?

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What has been found about RHD?

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Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) was once prevalent in the United States and Europe. Thanks to the development of technology, the disease is now rare in the developed world. Various academic papers have been published on the subject. Numerous findings have been made.

RHD is the result of one single severe or recurrent rheumatic fever which starts with a strep throat. Penicillin and other antibiotics can cure rheumatic fever if the medications are given promptly. However, if RHD is developed, then heart surgery may be necessary to treat it. Unfortunately, the disease can never be cured.

 

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