Introduction: Scarlet fever


Scarlet fever: A complication of infection from strep bacteria such as strep throat.

Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is a streptococcal infection that occurs most often in association with a sore throat and rarely with impetigo or other streptococcal infections. It is characterized by sore throat, fever and a rash over the upper body that may spread to cover almost the entire body.1

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         Contents for Scarlet fever:

1. excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: June 13, 2003

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