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Is rheumatic fever something like sepsis?

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Dr. Amitha Aravapally
Internal Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune

Rheumatic fever is a sequels of untreated streptococcal throat infection.
Body produces antibodies to the bacteria which can attack joints and heart valves as they share some protein structures with the bacteria.

In brief: Autoimmune

Rheumatic fever is a sequels of untreated streptococcal throat infection.
Body produces antibodies to the bacteria which can attack joints and heart valves as they share some protein structures with the bacteria.
Dr. Amitha Aravapally
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Quite different

In sepsis living germs are circulating in your blood, triggering changes in blood pressure and attacking your organ systems.
In rheumatic fever, antibodies created by your own immune system long after a strep A illness begin attacking various organ systems. (Heart,brain,kidney). The only similarity is you are quite sick.

In brief: Quite different

In sepsis living germs are circulating in your blood, triggering changes in blood pressure and attacking your organ systems.
In rheumatic fever, antibodies created by your own immune system long after a strep A illness begin attacking various organ systems. (Heart,brain,kidney). The only similarity is you are quite sick.
Dr. James Ferguson
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