A 42-year-old member asked:
what types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?
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Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Scarlet Fever: Due to toxins produced by streptococcus pyogenes, the rash is red, with slight elevations of parts of the skin producing a sandpaper like feel, and the redness blanches with pressure. There is usually pallor around the mouth. The rash can involve most of the body, often beginning on the trunk.
Answered on May 10, 2012
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