Active surveillance for rheumatic heart disease in endemic regions: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence among children and adolescents

Background: Rheumatic heart disease accounts for up to 250 000 premature deaths every year worldwide and can be regarded as a physical manifestation of poverty and social inequality. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of rheumatic heart disease in endemic countries as assessed by different screeni...

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Main Authors: Martina Rothenbühler, MSc, Crochan J O'Sullivan, MD, Stefan Stortecky, MD, Giulio G Stefanini, MD, Ernest Spitzer, MD, Janne Estill, PhD, Nikesh R Shrestha, MD, Olivia Keiser, PhD, Prof. Peter Jüni, MD, Dr. Thomas Pilgrim, MD
Format: Article
Published: Elsevier 2014-12-01
Series:The Lancet Global Health
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