Maternal / Newborn Question #61


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.


  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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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

Test Taking Tip

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