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.
- Rheumatic fever
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.