Rheumatic pneumonia in a 10-year old Ethiopian child

East Afr Med J. 1990 Oct;67(10):740-2.


A 10-year-old female child who presented with worsening respiratory distress and acute rheumatic fever is discussed. Patient had also right side consolidation and a diagnosis of rheumatic pneumonia by post-morterm lung biopsy. A literature review on rheumatic pneumonia is made.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Biopsy
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyalin
  • Pneumonia / etiology*
  • Pneumonia / pathology
  • Pulmonary Alveoli / pathology
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / etiology
  • Rheumatic Fever / complications*