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RHEUMATIC FEVER - ACUTE
Acute rheumatic fever is an autoimmune response to a previous group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GAS) infection causing acute generalized anti-inflammatory response primarily affecting the heart.
It often presents in patients 5-14 years of age and uncommon before 3 years and after 21 years of age.
Patients presenting with acute rheumatic fever are severely unwell, in extreme pain and requires hospitalization.
Drug Information

Indication: Relief of mild to moderate pain & fever.

Indication: Short-term treatment of upper & lower resp tract, skin & soft tissue, GUT infections. Tab & inj Sh...

Indication: Infections of nose-pharynx tract (tonsillitis, pharyngitis) & of paranasal sinuses; lower resp tract: bron...

Indication: Infections caused by susceptible organisms in lower resp tract (eg, bronchitis, pneumonia), skin & soft ti...

Indication: Tab/powd for oral susp Lower resp tract infections including bronchitis & pneumonia; skin & soft tissu...

Indication: HTN. Adjunct to digitalis &/or diuretic therapy in CHF.

Actimol Menstrual
pamabrom + paracetamol

Indication: Symptomatic relief of bloating, water-wt gain, backache, muscular aches, pre-menstrual & menstrual discomf...

Alka-Seltzer
aspirin + citric acid + sodium bicarbonate

Indication: Relief of headache & upset stomach. Fever, colds & flu discomfort, muscular aches & pains.

Indication: Infections due to gm -ve & +ve organisms & non-penicillinase-producing staph.

Indication: Resp tract, ENT, O&G, skin & soft tissue, bone & dental infections, UTI. Prophylaxis of recurrent ...

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