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A family's journey with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease | Cherie, Kenya and Luke McAdam

The McAdam family live every day with acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Cherie McAdam's daughter Kenya had recurrent acute rheumatic fever which was underdiagnosed. Kenya now suffers from rheumatic heart disease. Cherie's son Luke is on secondary prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever. By sharing their story, the family hope to raise awareness to improve care for other families. Presented at RHDAustralia Seminar Series, Darwin, August 2014.
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Cherie McAdam
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