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Why did one of my kids develop scarlet fever, even though both had streptococcal a infections

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In brief: Scarlet fever...

...Is strep throat with a rash.
The rash is caused by a toxin that the bacteria make, to which not all people are equally sensitive.

In brief: Scarlet fever...

...Is strep throat with a rash.
The rash is caused by a toxin that the bacteria make, to which not all people are equally sensitive.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Robert Jackson
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In brief: Everyone

Because each of your children have their own unique immune system one could get scarlet fever and one not.

In brief: Everyone

Because each of your children have their own unique immune system one could get scarlet fever and one not.
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