Unformatted text preview: Carditis - An inflammation of the heart - Can result in valvular heart disease (VHD): — 9.3., cause - rheumatic fever
. Dev after streptococcal infection
. High fever, joint pain, rash . 50—60%:55'23. dev ca rditis, scar tissue in myoca rdium and
heart valves May not appear for 10-20 years Blood flow not totally blocked due to thick and calcify
of valves Heart more susceptible to bacterial infections causing
endocarditis, hence antibiotics from dentist ...
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- Spring '11