Recent Examples of rheumatic from the Web
The disease is mostly a relic of the past in rich and middle-income countries, where pediatricians quickly treat strep throat and rheumatic fever in children, which causes the joint pain once called childhood rheumatism.
That connection was strengthened by immunologist Madeleine Cunningham, a rheumatic fever expert from the University of Oklahoma.
Symptoms of heart valve damage often don’t appear until many years after recovery from rheumatic fever.
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Origin and Etymology of rheumatic
Middle English rewmatik subject to rheum, from Anglo-French reumatike, from Latin rheumaticus, from Greek rheumatikos, from rheumat-, rheuma
First Known Use: 1711See Words from the same year
Definition of rheumatic
: one affected with rheumatism
First Known Use of rheumatic
Medical Definition of rheumatic
: an individual affected with rheumatism
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