Managing scarlet fever

@article{Bulletin2018ManagingSF,
  title={Managing scarlet fever},
  author={Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={362}
}
  • Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • British Medical Journal
  • ### What you need to know Scarlet fever is an infection caused by toxin producing strains of Streptococcus pyogenes (also known as group A streptococcus, or GAS). It was associated with high levels of morbidity and mortality when epidemics were common in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and the USA.1 Although the disease nearly disappeared during the 20th century, several countries, including the UK, have recently experienced a re-emergence of scarlet fever.123 In this article, we discuss… CONTINUE READING

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