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What is the difference between Rheumatic Fever and Scarlet Fever?

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J. Lautner

J. Lautner

J. Lautner
J. Lautner, Product Manager, Utah

Answered Sep 03, 2019

People who have a fever will find it harder to function than usual. Rheumatic Fever and Scarlet Fever may be more common in children, but some adults still have these types of Fever too. Scarlet Fever is caused by Beta Hemolytic Sterptocus Bacteria. One of the most obvious symptoms of having this condition is having rashes.

People who have a fever will find it harder to function than usual. Rheumatic Fever and Scarlet
A rash is considered to be a common symptom, so the person who has scarlet Fever would need to take some tests to determine what the person has. When Scarlet Fever is not immediately cured, this can lead to having Rheumatic Fever, which can be treated with antibiotics. It is best for people to get themselves checked immediately.

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W. Wright

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W. Wright, Biology student, Biology student, Astoria

Answered Jun 13, 2019

A lot of things can lead to having a fever, and it is a form of sickness that is very common among young ones. There are so many medical names for various types of fever known. Two examples of those types are; Rheumatic Fever and Scarlet Fever. There are however, some differences between Rheumatic Fever and Scarlet Fever. Scarlet fever manifest itself through so many symptoms that will be visible on whoever has it. It is an infection which is caused by a bacterial known as Group A beta hemolytic Streptococcus bacteria.

A lot of things can lead to having a fever, and it is a form of sickness that is very common among
The infection causes the body to start showing rashes especially in the arms, and also, redness of the face. This disease can be diagnosed by using blood test. While rheumatic fever is caused due to complications that arise as a result of scarlet fever. The symptoms include; swollen joints, headache, it can also lead to rheumatic heart disease if the infection gets to the heart. The two health problems can be treated using antibiotics.

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