Frequently Asked Questions
You can consult a pediatrician or general practitioner.
2. What are the chances of recurrence of rheumatic fever?
People who have already had an attack of rheumatic fever are more prone to further attacks and the risk of heart damage.
3. What are rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic fever?
Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which the heart valves are damaged by a disease process that begins with a strep throat from streptococcal infection. If it is not treated, the streptococcal infection can develop into acute rheumatic fever.
4. How can a person prevent rheumatic fever?
Pay close attention when a child develops a sore throat. If it persists more than 24 hours and is accompanied by a fever, consult a doctor immediately.
5. What are the complications of rheumatic fever?
Certain complications are attributed to this disease. They include-
- Damage to heart valves
- Chest pain
- Heart disease
- Chronic skin disorders