Scarlet Fever Disease
A condition that is usually seen in people under the age of 18, scarlet fever is an illness caused by the same bacteria that cause strep throat (group A streptococcus).
The most characteristic symptoms of scarlet fever include:
- Sore throat.
After the rash is gone, the skin on the tips of the fingers and toes often begins to peel. Because it is caused by bacteria, scarlet fever is typically treated with antibiotics.
(For a closer look at this disease, including possible complications, click Scarlet Fever.)