Rheumatic fever and its complications: impact and challenges

Authors

  • Cleonice de Carvalho Coelho Mota Faculdade de Medicina - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v23.i3.8690

Keywords:

febre reumática, cardiopatia reumática crónica, crianças, adolescentes

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Published

2016-03-01

How to Cite

Mota, C. de C. C. (2016). Rheumatic fever and its complications: impact and challenges. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 23(3), 121–123. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v23.i3.8690

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Editorial