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Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is a severe complication of strep throat, usually seen in children between the ages of 5 and 15. It is caused by a group of bacteria called A Streptococcus. The common symptoms include swollen and painful lymph nodes, red rashes, swallowing problems, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever, and red spots on the roof of the mouth.

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What can cause chronic tonsillitis and knee swelling in a child?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is seven and a half years old. She is suffering from tonsillitis for five years. During every month, she takes antibiotics with Paracetamol. Now, she is having swelling in her knees for the past five months, and sometimes, it gets migrated from one knee to another with little f...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First, swelling in the knee and throat infection can occur related to each other or it can be a condition called rheumatic fever. You need to discuss this with your pediatrician to have a definitve diagnosis. It needs to be differentiated from...  Read Full »

My maid has a heart problem from birth. How to manage her issue?

Query: Hi doctor, My maid has a heart problem since her birth. She complains of pain in heart, a sudden increase in heartbeat, feels hot and leg pain. Now, she feels very weak. Her echo was done recently and I have attached that here.  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows three heart valves have been affected, mitral regurgitation (MR), tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) and aortic valve regurgitation (AR). Her LVEF is 38% (left ventricular ejection fraction). Her...  Read Full »

What do increased antistreptolysin-O (ASO) and joint pain indicate?

Query: Hello¬†doctor,My ASO is 203, and creatinine is 0.80. I am having a joint pain and stomach upset problem from the last four years. The RA factor is nil and hemoglobin is 11. I am sending my LFT and ASO reports. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your complaints and reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I suspect a rheumatic heart disease in your case. I would recommend you get evaluated further.Increased ASO (antistreptolysin O) with joint pain could be due to a strept...  Read Full »

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