Ana Stankovic

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Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF)

At a Glance Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is a noninfective autoimmune sequelae of pharyngitis caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. ARF mainly affects children 6-15 years of age. Symptoms usually appear 2-3 weeks after the initial infection. This latent period is rarely shorter than 1 week or longer than 5 weeks. ARF symptoms very between…

Sjogrens Syndrome (SS)

At a Glance Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease that initially affects lacrimal and salivary glands, resulting in keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye disease) and/or stomatitis sicca (dry mouth disease), and that can later involve a variety of systemic manifestations. The disease may be isolated (primary SS) or it may occur in association with…

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