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Meaning of rheumatic fever

rheumat'ic fe'ver

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. a serious disease, associated with streptococcal infections, usually affecting children, characterized by fever, swelling and pain in the joints, sore throat, and cardiac involvement.
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