Definition of acute rheumatism in English:

acute rheumatism


  • another term for rheumatic fever
    • ‘Dr. Anderson was ill with acute rheumatism the same month.’
    • ‘Apparently this woman could only cope with the problem of the heat by sleeping each night in wet sheets, and she consequently developed acute rheumatism and spent the rest of her life as an invalid.’
    • ‘Dr. Dempster replied that he had seen no cases either of acute rheumatism or rheumatoid arthritis in Samoa during his stay.’
    • ‘It is seldom attended by fever, and in this differs from acute rheumatism.’
    • ‘These two events correlates in time with significant increase of cases of scarlet fever and acute rheumatism, so we can conclude that all these events were related with increase of streptococcal infections.’
    • ‘Fowler drew attention to the association of throat infection with acute rheumatism.’
    • ‘Dr. Thompson observes that it is only now and then, in a few rare and scattered instances, that acute rheumatism proves fatal by an unexpected outbreak of overpowering nerve-symptoms.’
    • ‘On the other hand, the endocarditis occurs during the second or third week of acute rheumatism, after the blood has been thoroughly saturated with salicylic acid.’
    • ‘The short juice fast followed by a restricted diet in case of acute rheumatism and the all-fruit diet in chronic cases may be repeated at intervals of two or three months, depending on the progress being made.’
    • ‘Acute rheumatism commonly begins with weariness, shivering, a quick pulse, restlessness, thirst, and other symptoms of fever.’
    • ‘Schlesinger showed that haemolytic streoptococcal infection was a cause of acute rheumatism in children.’
    • ‘It is not effective for acute rheumatism.’
    • ‘In the case of acute rheumatism, the patient should be put on a short fast of orange juice and water for three or four days.’