What Are the Possible Complications of Strep Throat?

Q:
What are the possible complications of strep throat?

A:
Strep throat is not a severe medical problem. But it may cause some complications that can greatly affect your health and well-being. If your strep throat is untreated or partically treated, it may lead to the following complications:

  • Rheumatic fever (fever, with swelling and pain in the joints)
  • Glomerulonephritis (an inflammatory kidney disease)
  • Otitis media (spread of infection to the middle ear)
  • Meningitis (spread of infection to the lining of brain and spinal canal)
  • Pneumonia (lung infection)

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