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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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Do a lot of people get rheumatic fever?

Do a lot of people get rheumatic fever?

Not anymore: Since the development of antibiotics (penicillin in particular) especially in developed countries with adequate access to medical care the number of patients that develop rheumatic fever has decreased dramatically as streptococcal throat infections are better diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting rheumatic fever? How common is it?

What are the odds of getting rheumatic fever? How common is it?

Varies with study: One quoted number is 1 per each 200 untreated strep A infections. However, the data is hard to verify. In the third world, where access to care is limited and sore throats ignored, rheumatic heart disease is one of the more common causes of death. In the US, it pops up occasionally. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does rheumatic fever feel like?

Can doctors tell me what does rheumatic fever feel like?

Fever, fatigue,: Fever, fatigue, rashes, skin lumps, arthritis are all signs, but occur in many other diseases. ...Read more

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Can untreated rheumatic fever re active tb?

Can untreated rheumatic fever re active tb?

Reactivate?: No. If u were treated ; then free of tb. Untreated rheumatic fever is a very serious problem ; can lead 2 life threatening complications. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for rheumatic fever?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for rheumatic fever?

No easy answer: Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune process (antibodies attack our own tissues) that follows infection with streptococci. Symptoms include heart murmur and possibly heart failure, arthritis, nodules under the skin, chorea (abnormal involuntary movements) and rash. Treatment consists of penicillin, aspirin, and prednisone. Preventive penicillin is given for 10 years to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Which is better to treat rheumatic fever: Ayurveda or allopathy?

Which is better to treat rheumatic fever: Ayurveda or allopathy?

Rheumatic fever: To the best of my knowledge neither ayurveda or allopathy has antibiotic effect against the streptococcus, and I doubt they're much good at inflammation either. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rheumatic fever? How long does treatment last?

What is the treatment for rheumatic fever? How long does treatment last?

See below: First treat the offending organism responsible, group A streptococcus infection, Then. NSAIDs, bed rest and if cardiac involvement treatments by a Cardiologist to manage active carditis and a if Chorea sedation and antiseizure drugs. ...Read more

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I had rheumatic fever, what is the likelihood of contracting endocarditis?

I had rheumatic fever, what is the likelihood of contracting endocarditis?

It depends: Becsb, I would recommend you get an echocardiogram (ultrasound) of your heart to assess the valves. If the valves are normal, your risk for endocarditis is minimal and you would not require antibiotics prior to procedures. The acc guidelines recently changed for antibiotic prophylaxis to: anyone with complex congenital heart disease, prior endocarditis, or mechanical heart valves. ...Read more

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