Active surveillance for rheumatic heart disease in endemic regions: systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence among children and adolescents
May 6, 2015
We performed a systematic review of population-based studies reporting prevalence of RHD among children and adolescents in Medline, Embase, LILACS, AJOL, and the Cochrane database. Reported prevalence of RHD was assessed according to age, gender, screening modality and geographical region and dichotomized into clinically silent and manifest. Check out the detailed findings published in The Lancet Global Health.