Rheumatism prevention

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:00 PM

Rheumatism concept

Rheumatism disease is defined as an immune reaction that can be followed by pharyngitis or tonsillitis by bacteria called group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, and rheumatic fever appears two to three weeks after infection with tonsillitis or throat, and this fever infects the joints, and may infect the heart muscle Inflammation can also lead to heart failure.

Rheumatism symptoms

  • The patient's sense of heat
  • Anorexia
  • General weakness and heart palpitations
  • Joint pain
  • The patient may sometimes develop what is called a dance

Prevention of recurrence of rheumatic disease

All rheumatism patients should take penicillin for a long time, in order to prevent them from recurring the disease in the future. Where patients are given the substance Benzylpenicillin 1.2 mega units intramuscularly once every three weeks, or they are given the drug Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250 mg twice a day, and if there is a sensitivity to penicillin then they are given sulfadiazine 0.5-1 gram once a day by mouth or erythromycin, and they must This treatment is continued until the age of twenty or at least five years after the person last had the disease.

The treatment of rheumatism focuses on complete rest, aspirin and cortisone as well. The most important complications of the disease are its effect on the mitral valve, leading to regurgitation.

Other topics on rheumatism


  • cristopher's hasslet and others, 2009, Davidson's principles and practice of medicine, New York, Churchill livingistone.
  • Fauci and others, 2009, Harrison's manual of medicine, USA, McGraw-Hill.
  • Judith Sondheimer, 2008, current essential pediatrics, USA, McGraw Hill lange.
  • Richard E. and others, 2004, Nelson textbook of pediatrics, USA, Saunders