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Is there a difference between scarlet fever and strep throat?
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Dr. Jay Park
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In brief: Yes, there is.
Both, strep throat and scarlet fever, are caused by group a streptococci.
Some strains of group a strep such as the one causing scarlet fever produce erythrogenic exotoxin responsible for the red spots (rash).

In brief: Yes, there is.
Both, strep throat and scarlet fever, are caused by group a streptococci.
Some strains of group a strep such as the one causing scarlet fever produce erythrogenic exotoxin responsible for the red spots (rash).
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