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Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

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Days at Risk | Keith Edwards

Dr Keith Edwards was the Community Paediatrician based in Darwin NT. Here he presents the theory of days at risk; the days during which a penicillin needle for acute rheumatic fever is overdue, and when the person is again susceptable to infections with group A streptococcus. He provides clear messages for improving timely secondary prophylaxis to prevent recurrent acute rheumatic fever.

This presentation was delivered at the RHDAustralia Seminar Series, Darwin, 12 August 2014. 

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RHDAustralia
Year of publication 
2014