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  • Chronic
  • The German Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (also called the 'Kinderrheumaklinik', i.e. the Pediatric Rheumatology Hospital) is the largest specialized center for the treatment of children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases and chronic pain syndromes in Europe. (wikipedia.org)
  • potential vaccines
  • In February 2013, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Rt Hon. John Key, and the then Prime Minister of Australia, the Rt Hon. Julia Gillard, released a joint statement agreeing to jointly provide funding to support a trans-Tasman collaboration to identify potential vaccines for rheumatic fever. (scoop.co.nz)
  • The University of Auckland welcomed the commitment by New Zealand and Australian prime ministers to fund NZ $ 3 million over 2 years for a trans Tasman project to investigate potential vaccines against Rheumatic fever Rheumatic fever is a major health concern in NZ and Australia, particularly in Maori, Pacifica and aboriginal communities have highest rates in the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diseases
  • The Pediatric Rheumatology Hospital, renamed the 'German Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology', was now the only facility in Europe exclusively dedicated to treating rheumatic diseases in childhood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiac
  • Autoantibodies against the group A streptococcal carbohydrate epitope GlcNAc and cardiac myosin and its peptides appear during progression of rheumatic heart disease. (ovid.com)
  • To summarize, pathogenic mechanisms of crossreactive autoantibodies which target the valve in rheumatic heart disease and the neuronal cell in Sydenham chorea share a common streptococcal epitope GlcNAc and target intracellular biomarkers of disease including cardiac myosin in the myocardium and tubulin, a protein abundant in the brain. (ovid.com)