Acute articular rheumatism

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Definition

Acute articular rheumatism is a rare and non-contagious medical condition brought about by a bacterial joint infection that can possibly come with a heightened risk of the development of heart complications. Adults are the common victims affected by this disease. However, statistics have shown that less than 200, 000 Americans are afflicted with this condition, which explains why it is categorized as a rare disease.

Diagnosis

Since ARF is usually presented in various ways, this medical condition can be quite difficult to diagnose. Clinical observation of the symptoms can provide strong diagnosis of the disease.

Treatment

Patients are strongly advised to seek professional medical attention to properly administer or manage treatment plans. Antibiotics are the primary medications for this condition along with a combination of the following treatment approaches anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, aspirin, salicylate medications, preventative antibiotics and bed rest.

Symptoms and Signs

Acute articular rheumatism is often associated with other medical maladies such as acute infections, rheumatic fever, heart and rheumatic conditions. Among the most common symptoms of acute articular rheumatism is characterized by inflammation of fibrous tissues and multiple arthritis. It also includes loss of appetite, malaise or the general feeling of discomfort, joint symptoms triggered by arthritis and fever. Patient's pulse is soft and frequent and usually over 100 and tongue is coated and moist.

Causes

This condition have been known to develop due to several causes, the most significant triggers are streptococcus, group A streptococcus, strep throat, streptococcal infections and scarlet fever.

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