A disease (typically in childhood) characterized by fever, pharyngitis, and rash caused by group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) that produces erythrogenic toxin
Fever (>38°C [100.4°F])
Abdominal pain (may mimic acute abdomen)
Rash—scarlatiniform erythematous punctate eruption
A38.9 Scarlet fever, uncomplicated
J02.0 Streptococcal pharyngitis
A38.0 Scarlet fever with otitis media
A38.8 Scarlet fever with other complications
034.1 Scarlet fever
034.0 Streptococcal ...
Consider scarlet fever in the differential diagnosis of children with fever and an exanthematous rash.
Key clinical findings include strawberry tongue, circumoral pallor, and a coarse s...
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