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My kids had strep throat a couple weeks ago and now I have a kidney infection caused by the strep bacteria. Any connection ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe,maybe not

Strep come in many strains.
The group b strep often seen as a cause of female uti's is not the group a that causes throat infections. You may want to clarify this with the treating doc.

In brief: Maybe,maybe not

Strep come in many strains.
The group b strep often seen as a cause of female uti's is not the group a that causes throat infections. You may want to clarify this with the treating doc.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: I don't know.

Complications of strep throat can include:infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. Please ask the treating provider if the two appear to be linked.

In brief: I don't know.

Complications of strep throat can include:infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. Please ask the treating provider if the two appear to be linked.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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