Recent Examples of rheumatic from the Web
Thousands of Kenyans have heart valves scarred by rheumatic heart disease, which hardly exists in wealthy countries with ready access to antibiotics but is common in poor nations.
In the 1980s, before the days of easy and cheap genomics, blood samples were taken with consent to analyze the unusually high levels of rheumatic disease in the Nuu-chah-nulth people of the Pacific Northwest of Canada.
In 1931, at the age of 64, David Sr. died of rheumatic fever, and in 1937, David Jr. was killed in an accident.
Symptoms of heart valve damage often don’t appear until many years after recovery from rheumatic fever.
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.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rheumatic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up rheumatic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).