Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is caused by streptococcal infection. Its characteristics include bright red tongue, fever and sore throat. Questions including symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatments can be found here.

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Why is scarlet fever aslo called scarletina?

Scareltina is an entirely different illness

Scarlatina is a term that is interchangeable with Scarlet Fever. Often it indicates a less sever form of scarlet fever. But they are the same.

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Can scarlet fever be cured?

If the patient is treated promptly with antibiotics, full recovery can be expected. Patients who have had scarlet fever develop immunity to the disease and cannot be infected again.

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Cure for scarlet fever in the 1700?

Antibiotics

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Where does the scarlet fever virus live?

Scarlet fever is not caused by a virus, but by a bacterium in the Streptococcus family. It is a contagious disease, and it can live in saliva.

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What is the cure for scarlet fever?

Very few

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How was scarlet fever found?

Scarlet fever, or rheumatic fever, is indirectly caused by Strepoccocus bacteria: more accurately, it is a case of hypersensitivity, where the immune system attacks its own body, most likely due to similar antigens.

In the case of rheumatic fever, it is attack on the heart. The immune system can successfully fight off Strepoccocus bacteria that cause strep throat. Unfortunately, Strepoccocus is a clever bacterium: its antigens are similar to that of a heart muscle's. After the bacterium has been defeated, the immune system mistakens its heart muscles' antigens for the bacterium's forigen look-alike. The immune system then attacks the heart, causing rheumatic fever.

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How many people were killed in the 1787 scarlet fever epidemic?

3,668

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Most common victims of scarlet fever are?

children

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Can scarlet fever make you faint?

No i think a scalet fever make a healthy and balanced person faint

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What is scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever is one step higher then a strep throat it can even kill you some of the problems you may have are

- chills

-neck swollen of a fever that goes up to 101, Scarlet fever produces poisons toxins in your body and that is when it turns into Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome and that puts toxic gas into your system and that is how you die of scarlet fever

Scarlet fever gives you all of the above, and also it can produce a generalized rash that involves even the palms and the soles. A serious complication of Scarlet fever is Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis, an acute kidney disease causing blood in the urine, increase blood pressure and generalized swelling, especially the face. This kidney problem appears 10 to 14 days after the skin infection.

Scarlet Fever is a communicable disease that is highly contagious. It is much more serious than strep throat. Persons with Scarlet Fever may experience high fever, chills, severe ear aches, and rash. Death may occur. Often while recovering the skin may peal.

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What is Scarlet fever also called?

Scarlet fever is also known as scarlatina

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If scarlet fever is left untreated can it be life threatening?

YES

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What if your child has scarlet fever can she do her GCSE chemistry exam?

If a child truly has Scarlet Fever, the child needs to be kept at home during treatment, unless otherwise directed by a physician.

School exams can always wait and be re-scheduled.

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Scarlet fever without fever?

scarlet fever without a fever is not scarlet fever

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How do you get scarlet fever?

bacteria called erythrogenic exotoxin invade your body through breathing in air-borne droplets from an infected person's sneeze, direct contact with an infected person, or by touching something that an infected person has touched.

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What are the physical effects of scarlet fever?

no

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What are the symptoms for a fever?

According to the Mayo Clinic,

You have a fever when your temperature rises above its normal range. What's normal for you may be a little higher or lower than the average temperature of 98.6 F (37 C).

Depending on what's causing your fever, additional fever symptoms may include:

  • Sweating
  • Shivering
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dehydration
  • General weakness

High fevers between 103 F (39.4 C) and 106 F (41.1 C) may cause:

  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Convulsions
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Can scarlet fever be transmitted from person to animal?

I believe so and i think it can be transmitted from animal to person as well

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Does scarlet fever how long does it last?

The rash goes away in like 3 weeks

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How long does scarlet fever last after treatment?

Scarlet fever is essentially a strept throat with a distinct, rough-sand-paper like rash. Since it is a bacterial infection, an antibiotic is needed to improve symptoms - improvement that should occur over a 48 hour period. However, the rash may last up to 7 days.

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How many people died from scarlet fever in the 1800?

650,000

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Scientific name of scarlet fever?

scarlatina

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How many people does scarlet fever affect in America?

5,000-7,800 people in the US per year

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Is scarlet fever still around?

yes it is

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Why is scarlet fever called scarlet fever?

Scarlet Fever is named such because of it's most visible symptom, a distinctive red rash which begins on the neck and chest, then spreads to other areas on the body. Although other symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, and swollen tongues, also accompany the infection, the rash is the most noticeable.

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