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Question: scarlet fever caused by foodbourne illness????


 jodster - Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:07 pm

Hello there. I have a wierd question for you. My daughter was quite ill back in March due to a foodbourne illness. She was just 5 and a half months at teh time. Anyhow, her symptoms were severe diarrhea, vomitting, lethargy, high fevers(104) which lasted 6 days and on the seventh day she broke out in a rash which was diagnosed as scarlet fever at the hospital. Nobody else in our home( I also have a 2 year old) came down with any of these symptoms and I am wondering now if scarlet fever can be caused by a foodbourne illness. I have read that it can be bacterial , and something about hemoytic bacteria , and something to do with ecoli, etctec. Just wondering if yu can help me understand this. Thank You Very Kindly
 Dr. Heba Ismail - Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:17 am

Hello,
Scarlet fever follows infection by group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection.
Usually, the sites of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal growth in scarlet fever are the tonsils and pharynx, but scarlet fever may also follow streptococcal infection of the skin and soft tissue, surgical wounds, or the uterus.
Clinically, there is a sudden onset of fever associated with sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, myalgias, and malaise.
The characteristic rash appears 12-48 hours after onset of fever and resembles a sunburn with goose pimples.
Scarlet fever is also known to be rare in children younger than 2 years.

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