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Rheumatic carditis in an 18 year old man
  1. R van Kimmenade,
  2. J P Smedema,
  3. R J van Suylen
  1. rki@cardio.azm.nl

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An 18 year old man presented with progressive dyspnoea for three months. Seven months before admission he had suffered from choreatic movements of the right arm. A month before admission the general practitioner treated him for diagnosed pericarditis with high dosages of salicylates.

At physical examination the patient appeared chronically ill and …

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