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A 12 year old boy presents with acute onset of sore throat, fever to 38.9 degrees C and painful anterior cervical lymphadenopathy. On exam the pharynx is red and swollen and the tonsils are covered with yellow-white exudates. The child also has halitosis. Which of the following non-suppurative complications are of concern?


* A. Sinusitis
* B. Acute rheumatic fever alone
* C. Acute glomerulonephritis alone
* D. Acute rheumatic fever and acute glomerulonephritis
* E. Scarlet fever alone

Correct Answer: D

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