Bedridden Child Rather spent about three years of his childhood bedridden with rheumatic fever.
Mrs. Everett had just recovered from a severe attack of rheumatic fever, contracted the spring before in Paris.
And the wife—she ain't strong, just got up from rheumatic fever.
Here is a case of heart-disease consequent on a rheumatic fever that followed reckless exposure.
Mary, the nurse, went over with me to see her, and says she has rheumatic fever.
Anxiety and distress brought on renewal of rheumatic fever, and I was crippled in hands and feet for six terrible weeks.
But he got wet once too often, and was attacked with rheumatic fever.
Suppose you are married to Cytherea herself, and the next week attacked with a rheumatic fever.
I only ran in to tell you poor Jane's down again with rheumatic fever.'
He lay there groaning in the fierce clutches of rheumatic fever.
rheumatic fever n.
An acute inflammatory disease occurring during recovery from infection with group A streptococci, having an onset marked by fever and joint pain. It is associated with polyarthritis, Sydenham's chorea, and endocarditis, and is frequently followed by scarring of the heart valves.
|rheumatic fever |
An acute inflammatory disease resulting from infections that are caused by a certain strain of bacteria of the genus Streptococcus, such as strep throat, usually in the absence of antibiotic treatment. It is marked by fever and inflammation of the joints, nerves, and heart, where it can progress to scarring and permanent dysfunction of the valves.
An infectious disease occurring most often in children who have had a previous infection with a strain of streptococcus. Rheumatic fever, which is characterized by fever and joint pain, can cause permanent damage to the heart if left untreated. Antibiotics, such as penicillin, are used in treating the disease.