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I've had untreated strep throat several times; is my heart damaged?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Needs an evaluation

Risk of heart or other damage from untreated strep runs 1/200 cases for each event and does decline some in adulthood.
If you didn't seek treatment , you likely did not have confirmed strep (more than half of sore throats are not), your risk may or may not be lower than that. Only a checkup with your doc could assess your heart.

In brief: Needs an evaluation

Risk of heart or other damage from untreated strep runs 1/200 cases for each event and does decline some in adulthood.
If you didn't seek treatment , you likely did not have confirmed strep (more than half of sore throats are not), your risk may or may not be lower than that. Only a checkup with your doc could assess your heart.
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