Mitral stenosis primary prevention

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Early antibiotic therapy among streptococcal infection patients maybe helpful for preventing rheumatic fever. Prevention of rheumatic fever (the most common cause of mitral stenosis) is the best way to prevent development of this valvular heart disease. Any child who has a sore throat should see a doctor to treat any case of strep throat infections (by antibiotics) before it progresses to rheumatic fever.

Primary Prevention

Early antibiotic therapy among streptococcal infection patients maybe helpful for preventing rheumatic fever.. Prevention of rheumatic fever (the most common cause of mitral stenosis) is the best way to prevent development of this valvular heart disease. Any child who has a sore throat should see a doctor to treat any case of strep throat infections (by antibiotics) before it progresses to rheumatic fever.[1][2]

References

  1. Dajani A, Taubert K, Ferrieri P, Peter G, Shulman S (October 1995). "Treatment of acute streptococcal pharyngitis and prevention of rheumatic fever: a statement for health professionals. Committee on Rheumatic Fever, Endocarditis, and Kawasaki Disease of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the American Heart Association". Pediatrics. 96 (4 Pt 1): 758–64. PMID 7567345.
  2. Carapetis JR, Beaton A, Cunningham MW, Guilherme L, Karthikeyan G, Mayosi BM, Sable C, Steer A, Wilson N, Wyber R, Zühlke L (January 2016). "Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease". Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2: 15084. doi:10.1038/nrdp.2015.84. PMC 5810582. PMID 27188830.



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