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Scarlet Fever

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by Badash M

(Scarlatina)

 

Definition

Scarlet fever is an infection which produces a sore throat , fever, and a specific rash. It is treated with antibiotics.
Sore Throat Due to Inflammation
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RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

The Nemours Foundation
http://www.kidshealth.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

AboutKidsHealth
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca

Canadian Family Physician
http://www.cfp.ca

 

References


McKinnon HD Jr, Howard T. Evaluating the febrile patient with a rash. Am Fam Physician . 2000;62:804.


Scarlet fever. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated October 10, 2012. Accessed June 4, 2013.


Streptococcal infections. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/infectious%5Fdiseases/gram-positive%5Fcocci/streptococcal%5Finfections.html . Updated April 2013. Accessed June 4, 2013.


Streptococcus. PEMSoft at EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Accessed June 4, 2013.

 

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