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What kind of illnesses are caused by group a streptococcal infection?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
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.
Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 35 years experience
Most commonly cause Strep throat
Aug 25, 2013

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