I00: Rheumatic fever without mention of heart involvement
Your immune system is attacking your body after an illness involving certain bacteria.
You have become infected some time ago with certain bacteria. You had a sore throat or tonsillitis caused by bacteria. Your immune system fought the bacteria using certain antibodies. However, these antibodies can also attack the body’s tissue.
This can lead to joint inflammation and later to heart problems. More rarely, one may also get skin inflammations or nerve disorders.
Also common is a high temperature and feeling generally ill.
Provided by the non-profit organization “Was hab’ ich?” gemeinnützige GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).