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Have a child aged 4 years. He has a fever just under a 101 with heavy breathing and a sore throat?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Strep?

Have the child tested for strep throat, and treated if this present.
This is probably a virus which he will recover from quickly, but untreated strep places him at risk of post-streptococcal rheumatic fever.

In brief: Strep?

Have the child tested for strep throat, and treated if this present.
This is probably a virus which he will recover from quickly, but untreated strep places him at risk of post-streptococcal rheumatic fever.
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