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Why is it important to test for strep if you have scarlet fever?

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Because other illnesses can cause the same symptoms. They may have different treatments.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Scarlet Fever: A Group A Streptococcal Infection."

HealthyChildren.org: "Scarlet Fever."

Mayo Clinic: "Scarlet Fever Treatments and Drugs," "Scarlet Fever Lifestyle and Home Remedies."

KidsHealth: "Scarlet Fever."

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: "Scarlet Fever."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Treatments for Scarlet Fever in Children."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 02, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Scarlet Fever: A Group A Streptococcal Infection."

HealthyChildren.org: "Scarlet Fever."

Mayo Clinic: "Scarlet Fever Treatments and Drugs," "Scarlet Fever Lifestyle and Home Remedies."

KidsHealth: "Scarlet Fever."

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: "Scarlet Fever."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Treatments for Scarlet Fever in Children."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 02, 2019

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