Abstract

Prevention of rheumatic fever by continuous photodynamic therapeutic.
BLANCO, Kate Cristina; SOARES, Jennifer Machado; INADA, Natalia Mayumi; BAGNATO, Vanderlei Salvador.
Abstract: Introduction: Non and suppurative complications such as rheumatic fever and poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis may occur post-pharyngotonsillitis (PT). The conventional treatment of bacterial PT consists of orally administered antibiotics. Rheumatic fever (RF) incidence in developing countries with high prevalence PT are significant public health concerns. The diagnosis is imprecise due to difficulty of detecting the etiologic agent by laboratory methods in some countries. Associated with this, the dissemination of bacteria resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents to secondary prophylaxis by PDT was analyzed in cases of PT complications. Case Report: A 37-year-old woman was clinically diagnosed with recurrent streptococcal PT. The second episode of PT associated to asymmetric arthritis and the results of lab tests lead to the diagnosis of rheumatic fever. A PDT session was performed every 30 days as secondary prophylaxis. Conclusion: This case hypothesis that oropharyngeal PDT may be an effective prophylactic treatment of rheumatic fever. However, more research is needed to test this theory.
Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research
v. 18, n. 4, p. 13787-13879 - Ano: 2019
    @article={002986219,author = {BLANCO, Kate Cristina; SOARES, Jennifer Machado; INADA, Natalia Mayumi; BAGNATO, Vanderlei Salvador.},title={Prevention of rheumatic fever by continuous photodynamic therapeutic},journal={Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research},note={v. 18, n. 4, p. 13787-13879},year={2019}}

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