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Which of the following is not a sign associated with scarlet fever?

pemsou5_wp • November 21, 2023

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  1. Kelly November 30, 2023 - 9:15 pm Reply

    E) Rash involving the palms and soles
    Scarlet fever, a delayed-type skin reaction rash to Streptococcus pyogenes exotoxin may complicate strep throat. The classic rash is blanching, erythematous, sandpapery, spreads as described, but does not involve the palms and soles. It desquamates in the second week of having the rash. Accentuation in the antecubital fossae and axillary folds is called Pastia’s lines. Patients should be treated with antibiotics similar to treatment for strep throat.

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