Rheumatic fever most often affects children who are between 5 and 15 years old, though it can develop in younger children and adults.
The natural history of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in adults has been studied from an analysis of 23 patients together with a review of a further 466 published.
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) in 53 adults was characterized by a severe, febrile migratory polyarthritis involving primarily large joints in the.
Rheumatic fever can develop if strep throat and scarlet fever infections are Rheumatic fever is very rare in children younger than three years old and adults.
Fewer than 0.3% of people who have strep throat also get rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever is most common among children aged 5 to 15, but adults may have.