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Title: Profile of secondary prophylaxis among children with rheumatic heart disease in Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: Bassili, A.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted in specialist children's hospitals in Alexandria, which aimed to evaluate the current regimen of secondary prophylaxis for children suffering from rheumatic heart disease. Two-thirds of the patients had complied with their prophylactic regimen. Prophylactic failure occurred in one-third of the patients, raising doubts about the efficacy of the brands of penicillin prescribed. Recurrence of rheumatic fever was recorded in 37.3% of the patients, with semiurban or rural residence and non-compliance with secondary prophylaxis the significant risk factors. These unsatisfactory findings suggest the need for a more effective strategy of primary and secondary prophylaxis for controlling rheumatic fever in our community
Description: 437-446
Keywords: Child
Risk Factors
Patient Education as Topic
Preventive Medicine
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Epidemiologic Studies
Subject: Rheumatic Heart Disease
ISSN: 1020-3397
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