High fever and joint pain in adults
Rhodes KL, et al. Treatment Options for Gout. If your child has one or high fever and joint pain in adults episodes of strep throat or scarlet fever that aren't treated or aren't treated completely, he or she might develop rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever can cause permanent damage to the heart, including damaged heart valves and heart failure. If your child receives prompt treatment with an antibiotic to eliminate strep bacteria and takes all medication as prescribed, there's little chance of fver rheumatic fever. Current Opinion in Cardiology.