Pharyngitis complications
Pharyngitis

Complications could include:

  • Rheumatic fever is one of the complications associated with strep throat. The condition usually appears in children between the ages of 5 and 15, even though older children and adults have been known to contract the fever as well.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Septicemia is also known as bacteremia or blood poisoning. Septicemia occurs when a bacterial infection enters the bloodstream. Untreated septicemia can quickly progress to sepsis, which is a serious complication of an infection characterized by
    Source:HLCMS
  • A peritonsillar abscess is a relatively common bacterial infection that usually begins as a complication to untreated strep throat or tonsillitis and produces a collection of pus. Use of antibiotics in the treatment of strep throat and tonsillitis
    Source:HLCMS
  • An acute upper airway obstruction (UAO) is when a blockage occurs in your upper airway. The upper airway of your respiratory system consists of the trachea, voice box, and throat. A blockage in your airway could prevent your body from getting enou
    Source:HLCMS
  • Toxic shock syndrome is a rare but serious medical condition caused by a bacterial infection. This condition is the result of toxins produced by the Staphylococcus aureus bacterium. Although toxic shock syndrome has been linked to tampon use in me
    Source:HLCMS
  • A retropharyngeal abscess means you have pus in the tissue at the back of your throat. This often occurs during or after a throat infection. This type of abscess mostly occurs in children under five. However, it can occur at any age. A retropharyn
    Source:HLCMS
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