Genetics of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

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Nature Reviews Cardiology, Published online: 13 September 2019; doi:10.1038/s41569-019-0258-2

Rheumatic heart disease is a complication of group A streptococcal infection and rheumatic fever. In this Review, Muhamed and colleagues assess the emerging role of genome-wide association studies in detecting loci associated with genetic susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease.

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