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Scarlet fever: The warning signs parents need to know

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This illness is caused by an infection with group A streptococcus bacteria. Click through to see what it is.

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Scarlet fever: fever, strawberry tongue, sandpaper texture rash that spares palms and soles, cervical lymphadenopathy, exudative pharyngitia

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Scarlet Fever Strep throat caused by erythrogenic toxin producing strains of Streptococcus pyogenes results in scarlet fever. Erythrogenic toxin production is caused by a phage. Symptoms include a red rash, high fever, red enlarged tongue. Penicillin is the drug of choice. Immunity is developed to the toxin not the organism.

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Streptococcal Pharyngitis and Scarlet Fever – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care - A childhood disease characterized by fever, pharyngitis, and rash caused by group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) that produces erythrogenic toxin Read more: http://health.tipsdiscover.com/streptococcal-pharyngitis-scarlet-fever-causes-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment-ongoing-care/#ixzz2ls8YyBI5

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