A 42-year-old member asked:
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help plz! can scarlet fever cause scar tissue on the brain (which is the cause of one's epileptic seizures)?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Scarlet fever is the combination of Strep infection in the throat and rash to the skin (usually face). In the absence of an invasive Strep infection, such as bacterial meningitis, it would be unlikely that the Scarlet Fever has damaged the brain.
Answered on Jun 21, 2014

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