Rheumatic fever is a serious inflammatory disease that affects the body's connective tissues, especially those of the heart, joints, brain and skin.
Rheumatic heart disease
Rheumatic heart disease is a condition that develops when the body’s heart valves are damaged by rheumatic fever. It is serious, but it’s also entirely preventable.
Scarlet fever is a bacterial throat infection that usually affects primary school-aged children. Find out about its symptoms as well as treatments and preventions.
Streptococcal disease is an infection which typically causes minor problems that are treated with antibiotics. Find links to trusted information about the disease here.
Arthritis and children (juvenile arthritis)
When arthritis develops in someone under 16, affecting the joints and causing symptoms such as pain, swelling, and stiffness, it is called juvenile arthritis. Find out more on our trusted partner pages.
Polymyalgia rheumatica causes inflammation in the joints and the surrounding tissues. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment options available.
Heart murmurs are extra sounds made by the heart. Some heart murmurs are serious, some are not — here's what you need to know.