Pharyngitis complications
Pharyngitis

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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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 main symptom is blue lips or finger nails.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blood poisoning, also called septicemia, is an infection caused by the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream. Although it is commonly called "blood poisoning," the infection actually has nothing to do with poison. According to Dr. James M. Steck...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Peritonsillar abscess is a common bacterial infection that usually results from untreated strep throat or tonsillitis. Swollen glands in the throat and jaw, as well as a sore throat, can be signs of this condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    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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