Link Between Bacterial Tonsillitis and Rheumatic Heart

What is sore throat?

Sore throat is a painful, scratchiness or irritation of the throat which is occur with or with out swallowing which is often accompanied with pharyngitis, cough and cold. Most of the sore throats are not serious as well but severe symptoms can make someone difficult to breathe.
A study revealed that most common cause of sore throat is caused by viral infection such as cough and cold along with flu. A sore throat caused by virus which is resolved buy its own whereas strep throat (streptococcal infection) less common type of infection which is caused by bacteria, hence required treatment with antibiotics.

What is bacterial tonsilitis?

Tonsilitis is an inflammation of tonsils which is usually caused by bacterial infection. Tonsilitis is a condition in children, teen agers and young adults and the symptoms includes sore throat and pain.
The most common bacterium which is the cause of tonsilitis is streptococcus pyogenes, others species are includes Staphylococcus aureus, Chlamydia pneumoniae.
What are possible complications occurred of untreated bacterial tonsilitis?
Untreated or incompletely treated tonsilitis can lead to life threatening complications among the human individuals. Acute oropharyngeal infections can extend distally to the deep neck region and then towards mediastinum. Rheumatic fever may develop after strep throat if that are not treated properly. Bacteria commonly known as group A streptococcus which is the main cause of rheumatic or scarlet fever.
Rheumatic fever commonly known as inflammatory condition which is occurred after tonsilitis caused by group A Streptococcus. This kind of fever commonly affects joints, guts and heart. It usually takes about 1 to 5 weeks after strep throat for rheumatic fever to develop. Rheumatic fever is most common among the children aged 5 to 15 which can lead to permanent damage to the heart and heart failure in some cases.

Can tonsilitis caused vulvar heart disease?

The heart valve damage may start shortly after untreated or under treated streptococcal infection, hence the damaged heart valves can also lead to an irregular heartbeat. Lung problems may also develop because the blood starts building up there. This can resultant high blood pressure in the lungs or rebuild fluid substances with in the lung tissue.
However, there are so many people never realize that they have mild valve problem. Left untreated, advanced valve disease can cause heart failure, blood clots, stroke or death due to sudden cardiac arrest.


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