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Group B Streptococcal Infection Scarlet Fever
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
What is the connection between urine infection in my 4 year old daughter that is just recovering from scarlet fever?
None: Scarlet fever does not lead to urinary tract infection. One of the complications of a strep infection is, however, something called poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. This refers to inflamation (not infection) of the kidneys after a strep infection, usually beginning 8-14 days later. It usually resolves after a few weeks, but there can be complications, so you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Strep: Scarlet fever is a rash produced by a toxin secreted by group a strep usually when they are causing strep throat. The rash is red, feels like sandpaper, may predominate in creases in the skin, there is sparing around the outside of the mouth (circumoral pallor), and it blanches with pressure. ...Read more
Group A strep: Scarlet fever is caused by infection with group a streptococci, the same bacteria that causes "strep throat". In scarlet fever, the strep bacteria releases a toxin that gives you the generalized sandpaper- like rash. Most patients will also have a sore throat, fever, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. The treatment for scarlet fever is the same as strep throat-antibiotics such as penicillin. ...Read more
No way to know: Certain types of strep release a material that causes the scarlet fever rash. All scarlet fever is is strep throat with an associated fever and rash. The presence of the rash does not mean the infection is worse than strep throat without a rash. Treatment is the same in both cases: antibiotics. Make certain you take the medicine for the full course even if you feel better in a few days. ...Read more
I had scarlet fever as a child. I'm now 46 and all rapid strep tests result in faint positive-culture comes back neg. Is the SF somehow to blame?
No: The rapid test samples mucous/germs in your throat. It has no way of being influenced by your past medical history.Your throat mucous can never yield that data. The "faint" false positive has been proven negative enough times that it suggests a degree of unreliability for the test used, or how it is being done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A week ago Friday my 8 month old daughter was diag with strep and put on amox. for 10 days...7 days and 13 doses later I saw the rash. Took her back in and Dr. said was prob strep rash (which I learned was scarlet fever tho she never used that term.). Bab
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