- What is the age range/peak presentation of scarlet fever?
1A: Scarlet fever age is 2 to 6 years, with peak Incidence at 4yrs
2. What is the incubation period for scarlet fever?
3. What is the clinical presentation of scarlet fever?
- strawberry tongue
4. Describe the strawberry tongue/
4A: Tongue is covered in a white coating, through this red papillae may be seen, then the white coating goes leaving the tongue with a beefy, red appearance
5 Describe the rash of scarlet fever
- Typically starts on torson
- then spreads to the rest of the body
- rough sandpaper texture
- desquamintiation occurs later -especially fingers and toes
6 How is the diagnosis confirmed?
6A: from a throat swab
7: what is the treatment for scarlet fever?
7A: treat with oral penicillin immediately
8: What if they are penicillin allergic?
9: When can children with Scarlet fever return to school?
9A: 24hour after starting antibiotics
10: What’s the other thing you should do if you see a kid with scarlet fever?
10A: It’s a notifiable disease so needs discussion with public health.
11. Name three complications of scarlet fever
- Otitis Media
- Rheumatic fever
- acute glomerulonephritis
12. When might the rheumatic fever occur?
12A: Rheumatic fever typically occurs 20 days after infection
13: When does glomerulonephritis occur?
13A: Typically 10days after infection