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Side effects of srep throat?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
6 doctors agree

In brief: Rheumatic fever

Untreated pharyngeal infection with streptococcus pyogenes may result in acute rheumatic fever. On rare occasions it may disseminate and produce severe infections elsewhere in the body, but this is highly unlikely.

In brief: Rheumatic fever

Untreated pharyngeal infection with streptococcus pyogenes may result in acute rheumatic fever. On rare occasions it may disseminate and produce severe infections elsewhere in the body, but this is highly unlikely.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rheumatic Fever

The reason why we test and treat strep throat is because a certain percentage can lead to rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease that can affect the skin, brain, joints, and most importantly the heart.
This dammage to the heart leads to congestive heart failure and early death. It was a major problem before the widespread use of penicillin in 60's.

In brief: Rheumatic Fever

The reason why we test and treat strep throat is because a certain percentage can lead to rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease that can affect the skin, brain, joints, and most importantly the heart.
This dammage to the heart leads to congestive heart failure and early death. It was a major problem before the widespread use of penicillin in 60's.
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Dr. Daniel Chappell
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