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is malaise a symptom of rheumatic fever

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
They may be very bad: The major features are inflammation affecting all parts of the heart, migratory arthritis of multiple joints, a rash called erythema marginatum, a ner ... Read More
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
They could be: Particularly the ones related to joint swelling and inflammation. It is not unusual for the "arthritic" symptoms to be severe enough to prevent you f ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Although Rheumatic fever is thought to be very rare in the US, it does occur and can occur after an untreated mild strep infection. The risk for rheu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Not too late. Zpak while taken for 5 days is long acting and is working in your body for a full 10 days.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
RHD: If your rheumatic heart disease hasn't caused weakness of the heart muscle or cardiac arrhythmia it shouldn't predispose you to more complications tha ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
Penicillins/rest: rheumatic fever occurs after strep throat.it is treated with penicillin to eradicate the strep but it is considered an immune reaction after strep.So ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Strep infection: Rheumatic fever is a condition that can occur following a streptococcus pyrogens infection, such as strep throat or scarlet fever. It's typically a di ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Each person is diff: It depends on the symptoms one can have, we see it mostly in children and rare in the us, it occurs 2 to 4 weeks after a strep infection - can involv ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You treat the strep infection which caused it; you give ant-iinflammatory agents (aspirin, steroids, etc.), and you then give symptomatic treatment to ... Read More
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Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: About 1.5% of persons with rheumatic carditis die of the disease annually. Cardiac involvement is the most serious complication of rheumatic fever and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
20 million: Worldwide, it is estimated that as many as twenty million people (mostly children aged 5-15) develop rheumatic fever each year; most of these cases oc ... Read More
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