A student of Leamington School developed Rheumatic Fever over the term break. Parents, please be vigilant about sore throats.
A student of Leamington School developed Rheumatic Fever over the term break. The child initially presented with a sore throat which could have either been a cold, tonsillitis or strep throat. After seeing a doctor and getting tested the diagnosis came back as strep throat, but despite being placed on antibiotics, it quickly became Rheumatic Fever which has resulted in weeks of hospitalisation and bed rest to recover.
The parent of the student concerned has asked that we let the community know how quickly it moved from one thing to the other so that other parents can prevent a similar thing happening to their children. The parent did everything correctly, but the speed at which it progressed caught everyone off guard. To find out more about Rheumatic Fever click here.
We wish the child a speedy recovery and will be working with the family to provide support during their bed rest and future reintegration into the school.