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I had scarlet fever as child. Now i'm 32, and I have trouble conceiving. Could that be the cause?
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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
Scarlet fever is really no more than a strep throat infection that happens to also produce a rash.
It is quite common and is not a known cause of infertility.

In brief: Unlikely
Scarlet fever is really no more than a strep throat infection that happens to also produce a rash.
It is quite common and is not a known cause of infertility.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Dr. Robin Larabee
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Scary name but minor illness.
Back in the day when we had no antibiotics to treat it Scarlet fever could rage on for weeks of high fever & sometimes transition into rheumatic fever. Even then it had no direct effect on reproductive capabilities.Since the introduction of penicillin, the term has been relegated to the background as just a strep throat with a rash. It has no effect on fertility.

In brief: No
Scary name but minor illness.
Back in the day when we had no antibiotics to treat it Scarlet fever could rage on for weeks of high fever & sometimes transition into rheumatic fever. Even then it had no direct effect on reproductive capabilities.Since the introduction of penicillin, the term has been relegated to the background as just a strep throat with a rash. It has no effect on fertility.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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