RHEUMATIC FEVER

  • rheumatic fever is a serious illness
  • it often starts with a sore throat caused by strep bacteria
  • without treatment, the strep throat can cause rheumatic fever
  • rheumatic fever can damage your heart – this is called rheumatic heart disease
  • it is very important that your child does not get rheumatic fever again
  • the best way to stop your child having another attack of rheumatic fever is to make sure they have regular penicillin injections – on time

www.kidshealth.org.nz/rheumatic-fever

www.heartfoundation.org.nz/your-heart/heart…/rheumatic-heart-disease

www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/rheumatic-fever

 

 

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