Pharyngitis complications

Complications could include:

  • Rheumatic fever is a possible and potentially serious complication of strep throat. It tends to occur in children between five and 15 years old. Rash is one possible sign of this condition.
  • Blood poisoning is a serious infection. It occurs when bacteria are in the bloodstream. Despite its name, the infection has nothing to do with poison.
  • Septicemia is bacterial infection spread through the entire vascular system of the body. If untreated it can result in sepsis, a life-threatening inflammation.
  • A peritonsillar abscess is usually a complication of tonsillitis or another bacterial infection. Get it treated quickly to avoid potentially serious problems.
  • An airway obstruction is a blockage in the airway. It may partially or totally prevent air from getting into your lungs. Some airway obstructions are life-threatening emergencies. They require immediate medical attention to prevent death.
  • 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...
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