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What is the bacterial infection scarlet fever?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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