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Acute rheumatic fever is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that occurs 2 to 6 weeks following an untreated or undertreated group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection. It affects the heart, joints, brain, and skin.
Otitis media is an inflammation of the middle ear without reference to etiology or pathogenesis.
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV).
Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness.
Nursing goals for a child with meningitis include adequate cerebral tissue perfusion through reduction in ICP, maintain normal body temperature, protection against injury, enhance coping measures, accurate perception of environmental stimuli, restoring normal cognitive functions and prevention of complications.