What Is Scarlet Fever?

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Scarlet fever - also called scarlatina - is an infection that’s easily spread from person to person. It gets its name from the red, bumpy rash that typically covers the body. It starts out looking like a sunburn. Most often, the rash begins on the face and neck and then spreads to the rest of the body. This illness usually occurs in a few people (about 10%) who have strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis) and occasionally streptococcal skin infections or even wound infections. Keyword: scarlet fever
Lately, researchers have isolated a new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria that can cause scarlet fever, throat infection, and especially, can enter the blood stream and cause sepsis.

Bacteria are getting stronger and more harmful.
What is the treatment
First, the patient should be isolated. the major treatment is antibiotics such as penicillin. if one get temperature higher than 38.5, febrifuge can be used.
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