Sore Throat (cont.)
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Sore Throat Complications
Rarely, bacterial infections of the throat can lead to complications including abscess formation and spread of the infection. Rheumatic fever (a condition that can cause damage to the heart, nerves, skin, and joints) and poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (a form of kidney inflammation) are rare complications of untreated strep throat.
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