VIVA-Rheumatic Fever Crossword

1. …….fever is a disease that causes inflammation of various parts of the body.
2. Particularly Rheumatic Fever effects your heart joints, brain and skin. It is caused by your body’s reaction to a type of bacteria called …….
3. Streptococcus is the same bacteria that causes a throat infection called…..
4. One of the main symptoms of rheumatic fever is inflammation of the ……
5. You may also develop a ……….. at the same time as joint inflammation, pink or red patches can appear on the skin
6. You may notice lumps or …… under your skin, these are usually painless and tend to appear on the elbows, knees, ankles, knuckles, and scalp rheumatic fever can cause inflammation of your heart.
7. If the heart isn’t working properly, your heartbeat may also be abnormal. This type of heart damage is known as rheumatic……… disease.
8. After diagnosis you will need to take additional………. for several years to prevent further attacks of rheumatic fever.
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