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Are streptococcal infections serious?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can Be

Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more.
That is why you should see your doctor if you have a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications.

In brief: Can Be

Untreated streptococcal infection can cause permanent heart damage, kidney problems , arthritis, skin infections and more.
That is why you should see your doctor if you have a sore throat to determine if you need antibiotics to prevent these complications.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Some are

Firstly, there are many different strains and species of streptococcus that cause human disease.
Each species can cause both mild and serious disease. For example, streptococcus pyogenes (group a streptococcus) can cause a mild skin infection called impetigo or the limb and life threatening necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.

In brief: Some are

Firstly, there are many different strains and species of streptococcus that cause human disease.
Each species can cause both mild and serious disease. For example, streptococcus pyogenes (group a streptococcus) can cause a mild skin infection called impetigo or the limb and life threatening necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
Thank
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