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Scarlet Fever Symptoms In Children
Strep A + gene: Group a streptococcus is cause of throat infections. It is acquired from contaminated fingers or contact with oral secretions of a source case. Some people carry it without getting infected year round. Some strains have additional genes that code for making a toxin that spreads thru the blood & gives a red, sandpaper & sunburn like rash starting within 12 hrs of the fever. ...Read more
Rash: Fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat. It's caused by group a strep or the strep throat bug. Sometimes people miss the sore throat and maybe even the fever. After the rash you may get peeling of the hands and feet. If you think you might have scarlet fever, see your doctor soon for a strep test and skin evaluation. ...Read more
S. pyogenes bacteria: Streptococcus pyogenes is the bacteria responsible for causing scarlet fever. Also known as "group a strept" (gas), the bacteria is also known as the "flesh-eating bacteria", causing severe soft tissue infections such as "necrotizing fasciiitis". The bacteria produces toxins that is responsible for many of its symptoms such as fever, a bright intense red rash, profound weakness and malaise. ...Read more
If you have been exposed to scarlet fever how long will you start haveing symptoms if you were ghoing to catch it?
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. ...Read more
If a child has strep & gets scarlet fever, will the rash show up immediately when the symptoms start or can it take a few days for the rash to start?
Usually soon: The rash producing chemical that is generated by the strep is created after the start of the infection when it has reproduced in enough numbers to make the rash toxin.Studies suggest it will be evident by 12 hours after the appearance of fever in the illness.Not all strep will produce the rash, only those with the extra dna to make the extra toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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