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ARFAlmost Ready to Fly
ARFAdvertising Research Foundation
ARFARC (Australian Research Council) Research Fellow
ARFASEAN Regional Forum
ARFAcute Renal Failure
ARFAnimal Rescue Foundation
ARFADP Ribosylation Factor
ARFArmenian Revolutionary Federation (Armenian political party)
ARFAcute Respiratory Failure
ARFAssociation des Régions de France (French: Association of Regions of France; est. 1998)
ARFApproved Retirement Fund (UK)
ARFAbsolute Return Fund (investing)
ARFAdditional Registration Fee
ARFAutomatic Response File
ARFAscii Record Format
ARFArq Request for Feedback
ARFAcknowledgement Run Flag
ARFAutomatic Reconfiguration Facility
ARFAcute Rheumatic Fever
ARFAerosol Radiative Forcing (atmospheric chemistry)
ARFArea Resource File
ARFArea Resource File (US Health Resources and Services Administration)
ARFAbuse Reporting Format (spam)
ARFAddiction Research Foundation
ARFArgon Fluoride
ARFAndy Roddick Foundation (est. 2001; Boca Raton, FL)
ARFAnnual Research Forum (various organizations)
ARFArchaeological Research Facility
ARFAnnual Report File (traffic safety)
ARFAircraft Rescue and Fire
ARFAdvanced Recycling Fee
ARFAnimal Research Facility (university)
ARFAccommodation Request Form
ARFAustralian Rules Football
ARFAction Request Form (FEMA)
ARFAntioxidant Rich Food
ARFAuthorized Repair Facility (various organizations)
ARFAssociation des Ruralistes Français (French: French Ruralists Association; est. 1974)
ARFAquatic Research Facility
ARFAnalytical Research Forum (Royal Society of Chemistry; UK)
ARFArmour Research Foundation (Illinois Institute of Technology)
ARFAmis du Rail du Forez (French: Friends of the Rail Drill; est. 1973)
ARFAir Reserve Forces
ARFAirborne Release Fraction
ARFAddictions Receiving Facility
ARFAudio Resource Function
ARFAsthma and Respiratory Foundation
ARFAirborne Relay Facility
ARFAsoziale Randgruppe Frankfurt (hacker group)
ARFAmerican Retail Federation
ARFAndean Reserve Fund (now Latin American Reserve Fund; Colombia)
ARFAnthropology Research Facility
ARFAlarm Reporting Function
ARFArchitecture Register File
ARFAtlantic Research France (software)
ARFAviation Route Forecast
ARFArchitecture Research Facility
ARFAbort, Retry, Or Fail?
ARFArmenian Relief Fund
ARFAutomated Response Format (data format used in credit processing)
ARFArgentina Peso Fuerte (national currency 1852-1875)
ARFAir Reserve Facility
ARFArchive and Retrieval Facility
ARFAdjustment Request Form
ARFAssociation des Rhumatologues en Formation (French: Association of Rheumatologists in Training)
ARFAirport Reservation Function
ARFAugmentation Reserve Force
ARFAttempted Rape Flight
ARFAssistant Regional Forester
ARFActivity/Application Replacement Factor
ARFAltitude Reservation Facility
ARFAcoustic Range Finding/Finder
ARFAccelerator Research Facilities (Argonne Review Committee)
ARFAssociation of Recreational Fishermen
ARFAbove Recessed Floor
ARFAmazing Race Fanatic
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In this article, a patient who presented with fever, chest pain and respiratory distress, who was found to have pericardial tamponade on echocardiographic examination, who underwent urgent pericardiosynthesis and who was diagnosed with acute rheumatic fever was presented.
Despite the rising incidence of penicillin resistance, there has not been an overwhelming increase in the incidence of acute rheumatic fever. While the incidence and severity of acute rheumatic fever in the United States has declined significantly over the past 5 decades, reports beginning in the mid 1980s have cited a resurgence of this complication in several areas of the country.
Paucity of criteria to diagnose Acute Rheumatic fever led to dilemma which resulted in under diagnosis or over diagnosis and this prompted Ducket Jones from Boston to propose a set of criteria to diagnose Acute Rheumatic fever.
"Poor quality, overcrowded housing is known internationally as a major contributor to acute rheumatic fever. This has been confirmed by New Zealand research, and the authors of this latest report have also called for better housing policies.
Different immunological mechanisms are responsible for the pathogenesis of HSP vasculitis and acute rheumatic fever. Cellular immune response mediated by Tlymphocytes to streptococcal M-proteins cause destruction of cardiac tissues (7).
Period 1 Descriptor (4/1/94 to 3/31/96) Patients with pharyngitis 15,399 and throat culture 10,098 and antigen test 8 and antigen test + culture 1 and no test 5292 Suppurative complications 37 Peritonsillar abscess/cellulitis 34 Retropharyngeal abscess 3 Nonsuppurative complications 0 Acute rheumatic fever 0 Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis 0 Period 2 Descriptor (4/1/96 to 3/31/98) P Patients with pharyngitis 14,637 and throat culture 2087 <001 and antigen test 7434 <.001 and antigen test + culture 184 and no test 4932 Suppurative complications 36 NS Peritonsillar abscess/cellulitis 35 Retropharyngeal abscess 1 Nonsuppurative complications 1 NS Acute rheumatic fever 0 Poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis 1
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) continues to be a significant cause of acquired heart disease in resource-limited settings.
For making a diagnosis of Acute Rheumatic fever (Initial attack), two major or one major and two minor manifestations should be present along with supporting evidence of antecedent group A streptococcal infection.
The incidence of rheumatic fever disproportionately affects Maori and Pacific children, who are 20 times and 37 times respectively, more likely to be hospitalised with acute rheumatic fever, compared with non- Maori.
Cases with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) are usually admitted to cardiology clinics withsigns and symptoms of poliartritis, pericarditis or heart failure.
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