A 21-year-old member asked:
what kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Diamond answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Several: Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more. That is why you should see your doctor if you have a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications.
Answered on May 21, 2018
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
Classical: This could include secondary complications of rheumatic fever, kidney failure from glomerulonephritis, and several other problems, including acute bacterial endocarditis. Hope my internal medicine colleagues also give you answers, as mine may cover only part of the complications.
Answered on May 17, 2016
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