Are Children more Likely to Have RHD?

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Will children be more likely to have RHD?

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Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a serious illness often started with a strep throat and ended up with permanent damage. The disease usually occurs in children and young adults who were untreated or inadequately treated when they had strep injection. If rheumatic fever occurs in your children, make sure they have regular penicillin injections and other medications to reduce inflammation and handle heart failure on time. If treated unproperly, your children may develop RHD and have pain and swelling in their hips, knees, ankles, elbows, wrists.

Children between ages 5 and 15, particularly if they experience frequent strep infections, are faced with biggest risk of rheumatic fever. Children are often given daily or monthly antibiotic treatments if they previously have rheumatic fever. In this way, the risks of future rheumatic fever and heart damage will be reduced.

 

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