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Comment from: Bless, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I was hospitalized at the age of 4 with the rheumatic fever. I was treated but do not know with what, only that my hair was shaved. Sometimes I get a flutter and wonder if that could be caused by my earlier illness.

Comment from: bonamar, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 14

My rheumatic fever (RF) was never diagnosed, not enough symptoms. Later I had secondary thrombosis after taking the early birth control pill for about 3 months. I was then told I had RF and all my veins were varicose.

Comment from: Kim, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

When I was 11 years old, I had strep throat that was not properly treated. I was terribly sick for the entire summer. Today I was told by my doctor that I had a murmur and she is ordering an echocardiogram. I guess I had rheumatic fever. We'll see what happens and what the damage is.


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