Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is rare in young people. A group of 28 patients is described who were hospitalized during the years 1960-1984. Patients were divided into two groups: children who were admitted between 1960 and 1966 and those admitted between 1966 and 1984. The annual incidence of ARF declined from 1.17 to 0.44 cases per 10,000 population at risk. The incidence of arthritis declined in parallel to the decrease in number of children presenting with ARF, whereas the incidence of carditis remained the same.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Pediatrics|
|State||Published - Dec 1988|
- Acute rheumatic fever