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If pregnant can I be around a child who is diagnosed with rheumatic fever?

If pregnant  can I be around a child who is diagnosed with rheumatic fever?

Rheumatic fever: This condition is a result of having untreated strep throat. Usually once diagnosed the patient will receive belated therapy with antibiotics and not transmit the strep to others. We are frequently exposed to persons with strep and do not necessarily acquire it. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is rheumatic fever transferable from mother to child in pregnancy?

Is rheumatic fever transferable from mother to child in pregnancy?

No: The disease rheumatic fever is a result of an untreated strep throat. It is not contagious or spread from person to person. The strep infection, however, can be spread. ...Read more

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Is it safe to a pregnant person if you have rheumatic fever (heart)?

Is it safe to a pregnant person if you have rheumatic fever (heart)?

See details: your question is somewhat confusing but if you have rheumatic heart disease you should have a cardiology evaluation Before attempting pregnancy. You need to know the severity of the involvement. ...Read more

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I have acute rheumatic fever with brain involvement. I am taking monthly penicillin injections and I am also pregnant. Will any of this effect my baby?

I have acute rheumatic fever with brain involvement. I am taking monthly penicillin injections and I am also pregnant. Will any of this effect my baby?

ARF and pregnancy: Unlikely to have a direct effect on your baby unless you have developed severe valvular abnormalities in association with the pancarditis that occurs in this condition and then the cardiac issues may complicate the pregnancy. I assume that you have chorea as one manifestation of this condition. Good luck and get better soon and have a great baby. ...Read more

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What complications could result if pregnancy after having rheumatic fever?

What complications could result if pregnancy after having rheumatic fever?

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever itself is not a problem prior to pregnancy unless you develop rheumatic heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is the most severe sequela of acute rheumatic fever. It usually occurs 10 to 20 years after the original illness . It can affect the heart valves most commonly causing mitral stenosis. Mitral stenosis can complicate a pregnancy. ...Read more

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If my child has had rheumatic fever, must I restrict their activities for a year?

If my child has had rheumatic fever, must I restrict their activities for a year?

Most do not have to.: After the acute stages of the illness, most children do not have to restrict activities. Check with your pediatrician/pediatric cardiologist since cases can vary with other underlying conditions/issues. ...Read more

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Is left bundle branch block caused by rheumatic fever as a child?

Perhaps: Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease refers to what we call a pancarditis. That means that the entire heart is playing in this condition. That's why we take strep infection so seriously. And yes i left bundle branch block can occur but is not the most common occurrence when someone has rheumatic heart disease or rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with rheumatic fever. Along with the sever joint pains and muscle aches I also have sever bloating that causes chronic back pain?

I was diagnosed with rheumatic fever. Along with the sever joint pains and muscle aches I also have sever bloating that causes chronic back pain?

Rheumatic fever: In this day and age in the USA, rheumatic fever is quite unusual. Your back pain may cause the bloating and not vice versa. If you're not doing well, I recommend an evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Christine Hom
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Rheumatic Fever (Definition)

When the body produces antibodies to the streptococcus organism, the antibodies can affect the heart and kidneys; this inflammatory reaction is called an autoimmune reaction. The period of active inflammation of the heart ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more