Scarlet fever

  • Alternative Names

    Scarlatina


    Prevention

    Bacteria are spread by direct contact with infected people, or by droplets exhaled by an infected person. Avoid contact with infected people.


    References

    Bisno AL, Stevens DL. Streptococcus pyogenes. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2009:chap 198.