Scarlet fever and heart disease

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scarlet-fever

Is an inflammatory disease that usually happens after a bout with strep throat or scarlet fever and can effect the brain, heart, joints or bones and usually happens a couple of weeks after someone gets the strep or scarlet.
My son was diagnosed with infectious mono and scarlet fever 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.
Hi rms i read your post. Someone getting rheumatic heart disease or fever is pretty rare in this day and 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).
Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease 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.
My 15 year old daughter has been diagnosed with rheumatic fever and rhematic heart 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.
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
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 and my heart is fine and I am a mom of 3 now. I'm sure as she gets older she will build up more resistance to these strep infections.
What I know so far is that it is caused by Rheumatic fever . I am 52 years old female , and I have Rheumatic fever 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 .
Sorry to hear about all that you're going through. I've done a lot of research on strep, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever and subsequent heart 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.
If you have a murmur, or ever suffered from a childhood disease that weakened your heart, such as rheumatic or scarlet fever, 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.
It is believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity and can involve the heart,different joints, skin, and brain.Diagnosed by blood tests,ECG heart and throat swab and 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.
You have had the COMPLETE work-up for heart disease and 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.
However, no specific infectious agent has been consistently isolated from patients with this disease The diagnosis of Kawasaki disease requires fever and 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.
There I was still running a low grade fever and my heart rate was really low so they did an ekg and everything was fine with my heart. 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.
It is believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity and can involve the heart,different joints, skin, and brain.Diagnosed by blood tests,ECG heart and throat swab and 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.
Hi Esther Yes, very normal for metoo and I am sure many others. I get bouts of rapid heart beating and feeling that my heart 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 .
to escalate to scarlet fever and then rheumatic fever and 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!!!
However, no specific infectious agent has been consistently isolated from patients with this disease The diagnosis of Kawasaki disease requires fever and 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.
After 3 weeks my night sweats mostly disappeared, as did the canker sores, and thrush, but the inflamed papules and geographic tongue persisted and 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.
Previous episode of rheumatic fever or inactive heart disease . So you can go for a specialist and 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.
160 as a matter of fact and the doctor said it was negative. I have had scarlet fever and 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.
I've also had bells palsy, palsitile tinnitus, and never felt well since I was 16 and had scarlet fever. It's all very confusing. I hope you get more answers than I do.
I wonder whether I may have had mild scarlet fever and/or rheumatic fever when I was younger. I had impetigo several times and 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.
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 and conditions associated with it, during a time when such infection and rheumatic fever 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.
Group A Streptococcus is responsible for diseases such as glomerulonephritis, rheumatic fever (causes joint pains), bacterial endocarditis, and scarlet fever. 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.
all these new cases of scarlett fever and fifths disease, hand foot and mouth disease....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.
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 Disease and I think it may be related and 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
It can be a sore throat or it can cause necrotizing fasciitis and eat your leg off. Then there is this rheumatic fever and scarlet fever. 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.
The other idea you have of an old strep infection, is something worth considering. My neighbor and a childhood friend in his village back home got scarlet fever at the same time, and 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.
The rash may be accompanied by low-grade headache, fever, nausea and fatigue and itching. Topical and oral steroids are needed. Water, sweat, and soap may cause irritation and should be avoided in the disease. Topical zinc oxide and calamine lotion are useful for pruritus. I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist. Nummular dermatitis and ringworm have to be ruled out.
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