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Are streptococcal infections dangerous to children?

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Absolutely: Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more. That is why you should see your doctor if your child has a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications.

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Yes if untreated: If untreated strep infections can result in rheumatic fever or more seriously in toxic shock.

Answered 9/11/2013

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