Problem

Scarlet fever

Other Names:
Scarlatina
Nature:

Characterized by bright red rashes, fever and sore throat, scarlet fever, or scarlatina, is a transmissible illness caused by a Streptococcus bacterium.  It is a mild illness that is rarer and less threatening nowadays than it was in the past, but a scarlet fever outbreak may still lead to severe complications if left untreated.   Scarlet fever is a mild disease but it may cause serious health problems.

Incidence:

Although it affects different age groups, scarlet fever is more predominant in children ages 5 to 15, which is why it is considered a childhood disease.

Values:
Fever
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Specific diseases
Date of last update
23.06.2018 – 04:27 CEST