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What are the later symptoms of strep throat if untreated?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Lucky vs unlucky

In some lucky ones ( probably the majority) the symptoms subside in 3-7 days and nothing bad happens at all.
In some, the germ makes an erythrotoxin that produces a sunburn like rash that causes itching & skin pealing. In some, the body develops antibodies that can cause kidney damage & high blood pressure. In some, the antibodies attack the heart or brain producing rheumatic fever & long term pbs.

In brief: Lucky vs unlucky

In some lucky ones ( probably the majority) the symptoms subside in 3-7 days and nothing bad happens at all.
In some, the germ makes an erythrotoxin that produces a sunburn like rash that causes itching & skin pealing. In some, the body develops antibodies that can cause kidney damage & high blood pressure. In some, the antibodies attack the heart or brain producing rheumatic fever & long term pbs.
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