Scarlet fever and heart disease

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scarlet-fever

Avatar n tn is an inflammatory disease that usually happens after a bout with strep throat or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> can effect the brain, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span>, joints or bones <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> usually happens a couple of weeks after someone gets the strep or scarlet.
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with infectious mono <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> at the hospital yesterday.. I have been caring for him the past two days. Can I get this from him or worry about carrying the infection.
Avatar n tn Hi rms i read your post. Someone getting rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> is pretty rare in this day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> age because of how pro active modern medicine is w. so many different antibiotics that are out there. But.....the disease usually comes along a couple of weeks after someone has popped up with a stubborn strep infection like strep throat or scarlet fever (which is almost unheard of these days w. the scarlet fever).
Avatar m tn Rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> is an inflammatory d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease that may develop two to three weeks after a Group A streptococcal infection (such as strep throat or scarlet fever). It is believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity and can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain. Acute rheumatic fever commonly appears in children ages 5 through 15. Anti streptolysin O titre, ASOT is not the only criteria for diagnosis, it is a minor criteria.
Avatar f tn My 15 year old daughter has been diagnosed with rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> rhematic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> disease affecting the mitral valve. My concern is that she didn't seem to have any of the symptoms of rheumatic fever except for migrating swollen joints. She has moderate to severe leakage of the mitral valve that doesn't need corrective surgery at this time and is taking penecillin injections monthly but none of her doctors have ever seen a case of rheumatic fever and no one i know has ever had it either.
Avatar n tn redness in both eyes changes around the lips, tongue, or mouth changes in the fingers and toes, such as swelling, discoloration, or peeling a rash in the trunk or genital area a large swollen lymph node in the neck red, swollen palms of hands and soles of feet If Kawasaki disease is suspected, the doctor may order tests to monitor heart function (such as an echocardiogram) and might take blood and urine samples to rule out other conditions, such as scarlet fever, measles, Rocky Mountain
Avatar n tn I was good until about age 23 had 1 bout again and since then(knock on wood) I have had no other bout with strep. My tonsils are still intact <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> is fine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am a mom of 3 now. I'm sure as she gets older she will build up more resistance to these strep infections.
Avatar f tn what I know so far is that it is caused by Rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> . I am 52 years old female , <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have Rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> as a child . To make the story short . I have been battling depression since 20 years , and also some unexplained neurological symptoms . Lately , I have been dx with MS , than my MS dx was taken off , now I am probable for MS by second opinion . I do have changes in my brain ( based upon MRI ) ,and also some degenerative changes in the spine .
Avatar f tn ASO / Strep antibodies / Strep group A throat culture / Recent scarlet fever / anti-deoxyribonuclease B / anti-hyaluronidase Major Diagnostic Criteria -Carditis -Polyarthritis -Chorea -Erythema marginatum -Subcutaneous Nodules Minor Diagnostic Criteria -<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> -Arthralgia -Previous rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> or rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease -Acute phase reactions: ESR / CRP / Leukocytosis -Prolonged PR interval The question is, if you had Rheumatic fever,, which lasts on the average a little over 100
Avatar n tn Sorry to hear about all that you're going through. I've done a lot of research on strep, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span>, rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> subsequent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> valve damage. My 3 year old got strep four times before she even turned two - a child who otherwise never even got a cold. The fourth time, she progressed into the rash and was diagnosed with scarlet fever. I got very worried, as each time it gets worse. Our doctor said if she gets it again, the tonsils are coming out.
Avatar n tn It is believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity and can involve the heart,different joints, skin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> brain.Diagnosed by blood tests,ECG <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> throat swab <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> culture. Moreover,tingling sensation is a common feature of rheumatoid arthritis but other causes like diabetes,stroke,thyroid disorders,abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body and a lack of vitamin B12 etc also cannot be ignored.
634590 tn?1293777693 If you have a murmur, or ever suffered from a childhood d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease that weakened your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span>, such as rheumatic or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span>, then you would want careful monitoring. the same would be true if you have a weak or leaky valve, or had/have a hole in a heart chamber. Be sure you go to a well trained doctor who knows how to listen and test for these things if you have a concern. BTW, 110/70 is consider an excellent blood pressure.
1137394 tn?1260720934 You have had the COMPLETE work-up for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> as far as getting the results, speak to the doctor who ordered the tests. Legally it is your right to have copies of any and all test results as well as any medical records. what you are describing sounds like anxiety. I don't know what you are saying when you describe your PVCs as severe, a PVC is just a premature beat and it only becomes an issue when there is serious underlying heart disease such as a cardiomyopathy.
Avatar n tn However, no specific infectious agent has been consistently isolated from patients with this d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease The diagnosis of Kawasaki d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease requires <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the presence of at least four of the five principal clinical features. If the patient has fever and fewer than four principal features, then a diagnosis of Kawasaki disease can be made by documenting the presence of coronary artery disease using two-dimensional echocardiography or coronary angiography.
Avatar m tn There I was still running a low grade <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> rate was really low so they did an ekg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> everything was fine with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span>. A bunch of blood was drawn in which they did a complete metabolic panel of organ enzymes which everything was within normal range, tested for hpylori which came back negative, and pregnancy also negative. They also gave me some kind of numbing drink to swallow; however this did nothing to numb the pain I was feeling in the upper left quadrant.
Avatar f tn It is believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity and can involve the heart,different joints, skin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> brain.Diagnosed by blood tests,ECG <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> throat swab <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> culture. The other possibilities that I can think of are cervical spondylosis and thoracic outlet syndrome.Cervical spondylosis is the age-related degeneration ('wear & tear') of the vertebrae and discs in the neck region.
Avatar n tn Hi Esther Yes, very normal for metoo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am sure many others. I get bouts of rapid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> beating <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feeling that my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> is skipping a beat or two and chest pains. I too went to the Doctors this time last year he did and E.C.G which was fine.He did put me on Pantoprazole 20 mg for acid stomach, even though I would not have said that I had a problem with that but they seem to have helped. Just last week while at work it happend again .
4686261 tn?1358138792 to escalate to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> vascular infection. This was usually something that happened in third world and developing countries, not in our society, as antibiotics were available following a rather simple diagnosis, to treat the original infection. Your vitamin D3 deficiency MUST be corrected!!!
Avatar n tn However, no specific infectious agent has been consistently isolated from patients with this d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease The diagnosis of Kawasaki d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease requires <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the presence of at least four of the five principal clinical features. If the patient has fever and fewer than four principal features, then a diagnosis of Kawasaki disease can be made by documenting the presence of coronary artery disease using two-dimensional echocardiography or coronary angiography.
Avatar m tn After 3 weeks my night sweats mostly disappeared, as did the canker sores, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> thrush, but the inflamed papules <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> geographic tongue persisted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> fatigue, unexplained bruising, general weakness and occasional heart palpitations set in. Also, five weeks after symptoms began I began noticing recurring blood red spots (dark red/purple) that come and go on the inside of my mouth cheeks. I’ve never had more than 3 at once.
Avatar n tn Previous episode of rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> or inactive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>heart</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease . So you can go for a specialist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> correlate all the clinical symptoms with some blood tests which should include ASO titre. Based on the diagnosis you can go for the treatment immidiately, so take care and take an appointment asap.
Avatar n tn 160 as a matter of fact and the doctor said it was negative. I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I do have MS. I have had a positive ANA titer at one time and do not know if it was caused by scarlet fever, MS or something else. An antinuclear antibody (ANA) test measures the amount and pattern of antibodies in your blood that work against your own body (autoimmune). My granddaughter has Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis and her was very high.
Avatar m tn I've also had bells palsy, palsitile tinnitus, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> never felt well since I was 16 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span>. It's all very confusing. I hope you get more answers than I do.
Avatar f tn I wonder whether I may have had mild <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>/or rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> when I was younger. I had impetigo several times <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 3 very bad sore throats that I can remember, at least one with a high fever, when I was around 13, 16 and 19. I also had high fevers when I was around 5 or 6 years old. I never saw a doctor on those occasions (long story--just dumb decisions on my parents' part and then on mine as an adult) and possibly bacteria got into my system and caused inflammation.
Avatar m tn I suggest that you check with your daughter’s Pediatrician, an Infectious Disease specialist or with a Pediatrician, old enough to have had experience with strep infection <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> conditions associated with it, during a time when such infection <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> were much more common than they are now. In the interest of being cautious, I believe it would be unwise to assume that all of her symptoms are related to the strep infection.
Avatar f tn Group A Streptococcus is responsible for diseases such as glomerulonephritis, rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> (causes joint pains), bacterial endocarditis, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span>. The ASO level is usually less than 160 Todd units per milliliter. In your case the titer is high. In adults this has no significance unless there are specific symptoms related to streptococcal infection like sore throat, skin infections, heart symptoms or kidney symptoms.
15480 tn?1302533402 all these new cases of scarlett <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> fifths d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease, hand foot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> mouth d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease....all these things that were few and far between are rampant now....wonder why...because parents are chosing not to vaccinate....just wondering...obvisouly I don't know for certain....but it's funny all these things that were thought to be history are coming back into our childrens lives. My mom was shocked to hear Abby had scarlett fever. She hadn't heard of a case since she was a kid.
Avatar m tn thanks to the OP for posting those possible causes etc as I now think it may be allergy, Iam taking a LOT of herbal supplements for my Liver D<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I think it may be related <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the ringing is like a 'pressure build up' sort of noise - the humming must also be part of it, so Im gunna stop all my supplements which include Milk Thistle, Multi-Vitamins, Cod-Liver Oil, Dandelion , Artichoke and Herbal Teas (although most of those have just started recently) if any I think it be Milk Thistle a
Avatar m tn It can be a sore throat or it can cause necrotizing fasciitis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> eat your leg off. Then there is this rheumatic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span>. My best friend woke up with a rash and high fever and opened all the windows (it was winter). Luckily her other friend lived near by and walked in and said what are doing it is freezing in here. He is a microbiologist too like me and he took her to the hospital. She had scarlet fever from Strep throat.
Avatar n tn The other idea you have of an old strep infection, is something worth considering. My neighbor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a childhood friend in his village back home got <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>scarlet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>fever</span> at the same time, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> both had a bad case. Years later, they both needed heart valve replacements due to the damage done by the disease. I wonder if your waves of fatigue could be caused by a heart problem. An EKG and echocardiogram would be a good start, so they can see the heart beat and valves in operation.