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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

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Learn more about Scarlet Fever

Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection (group A streptococcus) most common in children and teenagers. It causes redness and rashes with a pale area around the mouth. Modern antibiotics have made it less dangerous, but quick treatment is still important. It often comes with a sore throat and high fever.

Symptoms of scarlet fever

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Bumpy rash that started on the neck, then spread to the rest of the body

  • Spots in mouth

  • Fever

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Strawberry tongue

  • Sore throat

Questions your doctor may ask to check for scarlet fever

  • Is your whole body red?

  • Did the skin bump start at the neck and spread to the whole body?

  • Do you have mouth sores?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

Treatment for scarlet fever

Antibiotics are used to treat scarlet fever, and it's important to finish the full prescribed course as directed by your doctor.

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References

  • Managing scarlet fever. Drug Ther Bull. 2017 Sep;55(9):102. doi: 10.1136/dtb.2017.8.0529. PMID: 28882851.

    https://dtb.bmj.com/content/55/9/102.2

  • Scarlet fever. Nurs Stand. 2016 Apr 27;30(35):17. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.35.17.s20. PMID: 27191292.

    http://journals.rcni.com/nursing-standard/scarlet-fever-ns.30.35.17.s20

  • Scarlet fever. Nurs Stand. 2014 May 20;28(37):20. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.37.20.s21. PMID: 24823566.

    https://rcnpublishing.com/doi/abs/10.7748/ns.28.37.20.s21

  • Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin. Managing scarlet fever. BMJ. 2018 Aug 30;362:k3005. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k3005. PMID: 30166279.

    https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k3005

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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