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Epidemiology of rheumatic heart disease.
  1. A Imamoglu,
  2. S Ozen
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Ankara University, Turkey.


    We compared the incidence of rheumatic heart disease in elementary schoolchildren from low and high socioeconomic groups; children from one of the schools were rescreened 10 years later. The results showed that the incidence of rheumatic heart disease was significantly higher in low socioeconomic group but it is gradually declining.

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