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Are some people more prone to getting rheumatic fever?
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Rheumatic fever is usually the result of an untreated throat infection with a streptococcus bacteria but in a patient with an underlying predisposition for the disease.
Also, if you have already had the disease, you are more prone to having a recurrence.

In brief: Yes
Rheumatic fever is usually the result of an untreated throat infection with a streptococcus bacteria but in a patient with an underlying predisposition for the disease.
Also, if you have already had the disease, you are more prone to having a recurrence.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. Martin Raff
It is uncertain whether there is predisposition for reinfection, or simply an inadequately treated condition (for a variety of reasons).
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Yes
People who are living in close quarters to each other are more prone to infection with group a streptococci because it is passed from person to person this way.
There is no known genetic predisposition, but certain strains of this bacteria produce a higher incidence of rheumatic fever in persons who get strep throat.

In brief: Yes
People who are living in close quarters to each other are more prone to infection with group a streptococci because it is passed from person to person this way.
There is no known genetic predisposition, but certain strains of this bacteria produce a higher incidence of rheumatic fever in persons who get strep throat.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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