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Can strep throat lead to inflammation of the kidneys?

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Yes. Its formal name is “poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis.” Usually, this goes away on its own. Taking antibiotics to treat strep doesn’t always prevent this complication.

From: What Problems Can Strep Throat Cause? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Strep throat: Symptoms and causes,” “Strep throat: Treatment,” “Cellulitis.”

University of Michigan: “Strep Throat Complications.”

Medscape: “Group A Streptococcal Infections.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Group A Streptococcal Infections.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Strep throat: Symptoms and causes,” “Strep throat: Treatment,” “Cellulitis.”

University of Michigan: “Strep Throat Complications.”

Medscape: “Group A Streptococcal Infections.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Group A Streptococcal Infections.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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