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Can you please tell me how scarlet fever and strep throat differ?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: A Rash

Scarlet fever is strept throat with a rash.
Otherwise it is exactly the same symptoms, possible complications and therapy.

In brief: A Rash

Scarlet fever is strept throat with a rash.
Otherwise it is exactly the same symptoms, possible complications and therapy.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Definition is strep

The term "scarlet fever " applies to strains of strep a that have the additional dna to make a red rash.
The infection may be in the throat, or other site (skin, anus) and still produce the rash and fever. Strep throat includes strains of strep a that may or may not produce a rash.Their location in the throat is rather specific.

In brief: Definition is strep

The term "scarlet fever " applies to strains of strep a that have the additional dna to make a red rash.
The infection may be in the throat, or other site (skin, anus) and still produce the rash and fever. Strep throat includes strains of strep a that may or may not produce a rash.Their location in the throat is rather specific.
Dr. James Ferguson
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