Simple Definition of scarlet fever
: a very serious disease that causes a fever, sore throat, and a red rash
Full Definition of scarlet fever
: an acute contagious febrile disease caused by hemolytic Group A streptococci and characterized by inflammation of the nose, throat, and mouth, generalized toxemia, and a red rash
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SCARLET FEVER Defined for Kids
Definition of scarlet fever for Students
: a serious illness in which there is a sore throat, high fever, and red rash
Medical Definition of scarlet fever
: an acute contagious febrile disease caused by Group A bacteria of the genus Streptococcus (especially various strains of S. pyogenes) and characterized by inflammation of the nose, throat, and mouth, generalized toxemia, and a red rash—called also scarlatina
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