Scarlet Fever (cont.)
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Scarlet Fever Symptoms and Signs
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The symptoms and signs of scarlet fever usually begin one to four days after exposure to the streptococcal infection (incubation period). As previously mentioned, scarlet fever typically occurs in association with a pharyngeal streptococcal infection, therefore many of the symptoms and signs initially will be similar to that of strep throat and may include any of the following:
Approximately one to four days after the onset of illness, a characteristic skin rash will appear with the following properties.
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