A 22-year-old male asked:
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for people with rheumatic fever, does immune system stop attacking own tissues once all strep bacteria is gone?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but: The immune system has a powerful memory and will restore its attack at the first sign of strep. That is why antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended.
Answered on Jun 24, 2017

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