A Study of the Manifestations of Rheumatic Fever Following Cessation of Therapy
Following cessation of therapy for acute rheumatic fever manifestations of rheumatic activity frequently reappear. The incidence of these manifestations and their severity were studied during the 3-week observational period in 257 patients treated as part of the Cooperative Clinical Trial on the treatment of rheumatic fever. From the analysis of these manifestations certain concepts may be derived concerning diagnostic and therapeutic criteria.
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