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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
Axcel Erythromycin ES
erythromycin ethylsuccinate

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infections caused by Strep pyogenes & Strep pneumoniae; pertussis caused by B...

Indication: Relief of fever & pain eg, headache, toothache, colds, flu, muscular rheumatism, dysmenorrhoea, teething p...

Indication: Rheumatic fever, RA, allergic diseases, nephritic syndrome, bronchial asthma & other corticosteroid-indica...

Indication: Relief of painful & febrile conditions eg, headache, migraine, backache, toothache, aches due to cold &...

Indication: Upper resp tract infection including sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis; acute otitis media, lower resp tract...

Indication: Lower & upper rest tract, skin & soft tissue infections, acute otitis media. STD, uncomplicated genita...

Indication: Lower resp tract infections eg, bronchitis & pneumonia, odontostomatological, skin & soft tissue infec...

Indication: Purulent bacterial & trachomatous conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis in adults & childn fr...

Indication: Lower resp tract infections including bronchitis & pneumonia; skin & soft tissue infections; otitis me...

Indication: Bronchitis, biliary tract infections, uncomplicated endocervical & urethral gonorrhoea, acute otitis media...

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