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Rheumatic Fever

Most cases of rheumatic fever occur in people who have untreated strep (sore throat) infections. Rheumatic fever can cause permanent damage to the heart, with abdominal pain, joint pain, joint swelling, and skin rash also following. It occurs mostly among children 5-15 years old and approximately 14-28 days after strep throat.

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Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
801-538-6191
Fax: 801-538-9913
Email: epi@utah.gov
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

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