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rheumatic heart disease, strep throat infections, strep infections of the skin, Samoa, autoimmune response
Rheumatic heart disease is a deadly condition pervasive in tropical third world countries like Samoa. In order to prevent rheumatic heart disease, we seek to understand the origins of rheumatic heart disease. Specifically, we want to understand if streptococcal infections of the skin, commonly called impetigo, could be responsible for triggering rheumatic heart disease.
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Meservey, Lindsey; Knapp, Thomas; Mella, Nathan; Heaton, Tyler; Heaton, Tanner; Hill, Jonathon; and Savage, Paul, "Finding a Link Between Impetigo and Rheumatic Heart Disease" (2019). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2019. 4.
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