Maternal / Newborn Question #61

Question

A young child is diagnosed with pharyngitis and strep test is positive. The mother states, “I am glad I brought her in as I was thinking she would get over this on her own.” The nurse instructs the mother on importance to prevent complications, which include which conditions? Select all that apply.

Answers

  1. Cancer
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  2. Endocarditis
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  3. Rheumatic fever
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  4. Glomerulonephritis
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Overview

Explanation

Strep throat can lead to serious renal and cardiac complications. Treatment should begin and not stop until all antibiotic therapy is completed. Option A is incorrect since cancer is not caused by strep.

Learning Outcomes

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