Quote Originally Posted by Militant_Medic View Post

While the complications of strep are rare they are not so rare we should just ignore them.

Here is a link detailing these illnesses.


Post-strep kidney disease is the most common. How often it occurs following strep has been researched. 90% of cases occur under age 40 with most cases occurring between 4 and 12. Wide variation in ethnicities also exist. Most susceptible appear to be the Australian Aboriginal at 2.5% incidence following untreated strep but only 0.00004% in Italians. It also varies in severity. It rarely kills children (<1%) but adults who get it will die 25% of the time.
Thats 25% of adults who get post-strep kidney disease, not strep throat....