Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop after an infection with Streptococcus bacteria (such as strep throat or scarlet fever. The disease can affect the heart, joints, skin, and brain.
- Immunoglobulin Therapy
- Penicillin prophylaxis
Rheumatic fever is a complication of strep throat. If it's left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your heart. Find out about...