A 29-year-old female asked:
What happens if strep throat isn't treated?
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia answered
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Untreated strep: Untreated strep throat poses several complications. Locally - peritonsillar abscess, ear infection, sinusitis, brain abscess and meningiits. Strep bacteria can gain access into the blood stream and cause infection of internal lining of the heart, bone, and other organs. Autoimmune inflammation can cause rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis (kidneys, ) etc.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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