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Is there a high mortality rate for streptococcal infections?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fortunately Low
Luckily as common as strep is, the mortality is very rare.
Although there can be serious complications such as rheumatic fever.

In brief: Fortunately Low
Luckily as common as strep is, the mortality is very rare.
Although there can be serious complications such as rheumatic fever.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is correct. Before antibiotics, this was one of the most common causes of death.
In brief: Varies, but
Beware of the "flesh eating" strep infections, which could gallop along and be very difficult to treat.

In brief: Varies, but
Beware of the "flesh eating" strep infections, which could gallop along and be very difficult to treat.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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