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What actually is scarlet fever / scarlatina?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Scarlet F= scarlatin

Scarlet fever(scarlitina) is a term we apply when one has a group a strep infection that causes an extensive rash.
The strep toxin enters the blood & begins to show up as an extensive sunburn like, flat rash that feels like sand paper. The patient will be expected to have high fever & the rash starts within 12 hrs of the fever. The rash often first appears in the bating trunk area & flexing areas.

In brief: Scarlet F= scarlatin

Scarlet fever(scarlitina) is a term we apply when one has a group a strep infection that causes an extensive rash.
The strep toxin enters the blood & begins to show up as an extensive sunburn like, flat rash that feels like sand paper. The patient will be expected to have high fever & the rash starts within 12 hrs of the fever. The rash often first appears in the bating trunk area & flexing areas.
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