Streptococcal Infection – Streptococcal Infection is a bacterial infection that makes the throat feel sore and scratchy; also known as “strep throat”. If left untreated, strep throat can cause kidney inflammation or rheumatic fever. Rheumatic Fever can lead to painful and inflamed joints, a rash, or heart valve damage.
If you or your child has signs or symptoms of strep throat, see your doctor for prompt testing and treatment.
Streptococcal Infection and Autoimmune Disease
Following any infection by a group-A streptococcus bacteria, the following inflammatory syndromes can occur in the body to include:
- Rheumatic Fever
- PANDAS Disease
- Poststreptococcal Reactive Arthritis
- Poststreptococcal Autoimmune Glomerulonephritis
Streptococcal Infection Symptoms
Streptococcal Infection of Throat
Streptococcal Infection of the Skin
How Long is Strep Throat Contagious?
The risk of contagious spread is greatest when an individual is ill, such as when people have strep throat or an infected wound.