A 35-year-old member asked:
is it possible for an adult to contract scarlentina from an 8-yr. old child?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Scarlatina is another name for a strep a infection by a strain that produces the chemical that causes a red rash. The strep infection could be passed to the adult through skin contact with secretions of an infected kid. After the kid is on antibiotics for 24 hrs he/she would be unlikely to spread it to anyone.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2019
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