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Children in developing countries have silent rheumatic heart disease

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 09 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:279

Rheumatic heart disease is already a leading cause of death and disability in developing countries, and clinical disease is just the tip of a large iceberg, according to a study of schoolchildren in Mozambique and Cambodia. Researchers looked proactively for rheumatic valve …

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