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How does strep throat lead a child to post streptococcal glomerulonephritis?

How does strep throat lead a child to post streptococcal glomerulonephritis?

Antibodies: The body makes antibodies to the strep which cross react with the kidneys and the body attacks it's own tissue when the immune system is tricked. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have strep throat, can I transmit the infection to my wife?

I have strep throat, can I transmit the infection to my wife?

Of Course: Strep is a contagious disease and spreads thru close respiratory contacts.With your wife, depends upon how close... ...Read more

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I am experiencing hip pain in both sides and it is the second day of my strep throat. Is the pain related to the infection?

I am experiencing hip pain in both sides and it is the second day of my strep throat. Is the pain related to the infection?

Possibly: There are some people who develop joint problems with strep infections, though usually they are younger than you and the condition occurs long after the infection. However, if this is on both sides and is limiting your activity, you should check with the doctor who diagnosed the infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had osteomyelitis as a child. I was told it was brought on by strep throat. How is this possible? (infection located in r heel)

I had osteomyelitis as a child. I was told it was brought on by strep throat. How is this possible? (infection located in r heel)

Hematogenous spread: Osteomyelitis in children unlike in adults is often caused by hematogenous or blood stream spread. You could have had a bacteremia from your strep throat that seeded your bone and caused osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have strep throat or a viral infection?

How can you tell if you have strep throat or a viral infection?

Throat culture: is the most specific means to determining the exact cause of a sore throat. Rapid tests such as throat swabs will detect Strep infections with 80% accuracy, but will provide no information about a specific viral cause. Blood tests may be helpful in determining if antibiotics are warranted. Be wary of those who diagnose a throat infection by sight alone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a tongue ring can cause strep throat or throat infections?

Can you tell me if a tongue ring can cause strep throat or throat infections?

No: No, there should be no relationship between a tongue ring and those other conditions. ...Read more

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What can I do for strep throat infection and rash all over?

What can I do for strep throat infection and rash all over?

Antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Streptococcal Infection (Definition)

Streptococcal infection is a bacterial infection. There are several types, such as Group A and Group B, which cause disease in different areas of the body and ...Read more