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  • joints
  • Rheumatic fever is caused by the overreaction of the own body's immune system, which may attack it's own structures (like the heart and the joints). (healthtap.com)
  • impetigo
  • However, epidemiological associations in certain populations have led to speculation that group A Streptococcus impetigo could predispose to or cause rheumatic fever as well. (medscape.com)
  • Respiratory droplets(M12) Hand contact with nasal discharge and skin contact with impetigo lesions The pathogen can also be found in its carrier state (anus, vagina, skin, pharynx) Can also be spread from cattle to humans through raw milk and contaminated foods (salads, milk, eggs) In 1928, Rebecca Lancefield published a method for serotyping S. pyogenes based on its M protein, a virulence factor displayed on its surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • Antibiotics
  • In Africa, India and rural parts of Australia and New Zealand people still get rheumatic fever: roughly 1 in 300 teenagers will get it each year in those areas.The disease is mainly related to a lack of antibiotics and also to poor social conditions like overcrowding. (patient.info)
  • Keep your child home from school until he has started antibiotics and is fever-free for 24 hours. (robbreport.com)
  • In those with rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, prolonged periods of antibiotics are sometimes recommended. (wikipedia.org)
  • tonsils
  • Symptoms may include fever, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, enlarged tonsils and red and white patches in the throat, but the definitive way to diagnose strep through a throat swab to test for the bacteria" Dr. Coller says. (robbreport.com)