Rheumatic Fever is a disease that stems from an infection with A Streptococcus bacteria and can affect many parts of the body including the heart, joints, and brain. Infections with these bacteria begin as strep throat and scarlet fever and evolve into Rheumatic Fever if they are not treated. Most common in children between the ages of 5 to 15, Rheumatic Fever presents itself about two to three weeks after the initial infections. The symptoms of Rheumatic Fever include arthritis, skin rash, and heart inflammation. Commonly occurring in developing countries, Rheumatic Fever is treated with antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications. Rheumatic Fever can return and is treated with low-dose antibiotics for three to five years. Also, serious long term damage to the heart can be caused by Rheumatic Fever.
Rheumatic Fever Bioinformatics Tool
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We have 1978 products for the study of Rheumatic Fever that can be applied to Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, Western Blot, Flow Cytometry, Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry from our catalog of antibodies and ELISA kits.