What is scarlet fever?

Also known as: scarlatina.

Scarlet fever is a complication that sometimes occurs along with strep throat. The primary symptom is a red rash that covers a good portion of the body. It most often occurs in children between ages 5 and 15.

Reviewed by: Carolina Sanchez-Vegas, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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