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What complications could result if pregnancy after having rheumatic fever?

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Dr. Henry Garcia
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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