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Objectives  To determine the incidence rate, characterize the clinical features and assess the diagnostic evaluation of children presenting with features of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) at two clinics in a region of Fiji where rheumatic heart disease is known to be endemic.
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Keywords: Fidji; Fiji; cardiopathies rhumatismales; developing countries; enfermedad reumática del corazón; epidemiology; epidemiología; fiebre reumática; fièvre rhumatismale; infecciones por estreptococo; infections à streptocoque; pays en développement; países en vías de desarrollo; rheumatic fever; rheumatic heart disease; streptococcal infections; épidémiologie

Language: English

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1:  Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust, Oxford, UK 2:  Fiji Ministry of Health, Suva, Fiji 3:  Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia 4:  Centre for International Child Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vict., Australia

Publication date: 2009-11-01

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