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MEDISAN

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JUY AGUIRRE, Elisa et al. Characterization of the children population with acute articular rheumatism. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in 31 children with acute articular rheumatism who were admitted to the Cardiology Service of "Dr. Juan de la Cruz Martínez Maceira" Northern Teaching Children Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, from January, 2003 to December, 2007, with the purpose of identifying some clinical epidemiological aspects of the disease in these patients. Among the main results age group of 10 -14 years, female sex, carditis and polyarthritis as clinical forms prevailed, as well as involvement of mitral and aortic valves. In patients with double valvular lesion surgical treatment could not be performed.

Palabras clave : children population; acute articular disease; carditis; polyarthritis; valvulopathies; mitral valve; aortic valve; secondary health care.

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