Horsham mum, whose daughter fell ill, warns parents about Strep A symptoms

A mother who feared her daughter would die from strep has warned other parents to watch out for the symptoms.

Five-year-old Eva Page was placed in an induced coma and suffered cardiac arrest after falling ill two weeks ago.

Her mother Sarah Page, 33, initially thought it was a cold or fever but rushed Eva to hospital after her temperature started to rise.

Eva was given antibiotics and sent home but turned ‘blue’ and was taken to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill and then to Evelina Children’s Hospital in London where doctors decided to place her in an induced coma on November 27 and connect to a ventilator.

The Argus: Sarah with her daughter Eva PageSarah with her daughter Eva Page (Image: Sarah Page)

Sarah and her husband Dave Page, 35, said they “didn’t know if she would make it” and are relieved their daughter is now on the road to recovery.

Sarah, from Horsham, said: “Eva became unwell about two weeks ago with a cold, cough, aching legs and a high fever.

“On Saturday her condition started to deteriorate, she reached a high temperature of 39.9C that wouldn’t go down, so that night I took her to the ER where she received antibiotics and was sent home.

“That night she got worse and turned blue so we called an ambulance and she was taken to our local hospital in East Surrey. They decided to put her in an induced coma and on a ventilator, where she then went into cardiac arrest.”

The Argus: Eva in Evelina's children's hospitalEva in Evelina’s children’s hospital (Image: Sarah Page)

Eva was slowly weaned off oxygen and is now being fed through a tube through her nose.

Sarah added: “We are very grateful that they managed to bring her back and they sent Evelina’s team to help take her over and get her into intensive care.

“The first few days were extremely scary, we didn’t know if she would make it, but Evelina’s team was amazing and saved our little girl.

The Argus: Eva pictured Tuesday more responsive and slowly recoveringEva was more responsive on Tuesday and is slowly recovering (Image: Sarah Page)

“She is currently still here and has a long road to recovery ahead of her. If I had known about Strep A and the symptoms beforehand, I would have taken her straight to the doctors for antibiotics.”

Bacteria called group A streptococci cause scarlet fever. These bacteria are also the cause of sore throats.

The bacteria sometimes make a toxin that causes a rash.

Symptoms of a sore throat include a sore throat, pain when swallowing, fever, red and swollen tonsils, petechiae (small red spots on the roof of your mouth), and swollen lymph nodes in the front of the throat.

Other symptoms can include headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting—especially in children.

Symptoms typically do not include a cough, runny nose, hoarse voice, or conjunctivitis, which are more likely to be from a virus.

The Argus: A high temperature is a symptom of Strep AA high temperature is a symptom of Strep A (Image: PA)

Group A streptococci are invasive when the bacteria enter the lungs or bloodstream.

The UK Health Safety Agency says that while invasive Strep A is uncommon, there has been an increase in cases this year, particularly in children under the age of ten.

The bacterium is transmitted through close contact with an infected person. It can be transmitted into an open sore or sore by coughing and sneezing.

Nine children have reportedly died from complications from strep throat in the UK since September.

Brighton and Hove City Council is urging parents to become familiar with the symptoms and if they suspect scarlet fever they should contact 111 or their GP practice.

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