Rheumatic Fever

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Last Updated: 09 May 2022
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Rheumatic fever is a disease that may develop after an infection with group A streptococcus germs. Rheumatic fever is still common in nations that have a lot of poverty and poor health and wellness systems. When rheumatic fever does occur in the United States, it is frequently in small episodes. Rheumatic fever happens after infections with a bacterium or bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes or group A streptococcus. This germ appears to trick the immune system into striking healthy and balanced cells in the body. Strep infections that include other parts of the body do not seem to cause rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever generally influences children ages 5 to 15 who have had strep throat or scarlet fever. You'll have therapy to soothe the symptoms and control swelling if you or your child are identified with rheumatic fever. Getting a lot of bed rest will additionally assist with your recovery. If you have had rheumatic fever once, it makes it more likely that it might come back, so make sure to get sore throats dealt with early. The younger you are, the more probable it is that rheumatic fever will come back. Constantly ask a physician what continuous therapy you may require. Symptoms usually appear 2 to 4 weeks after you've had a microbial throat infection. You must see your general practitioner if: you've had rheumatic fever prior to and you think it's returned; you've had a microbial throat infection just recently and you develop symptoms of rheumatic fever.

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