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Meaning of SCARLET FEVER

Pronunciation:  'skârlit 'feevur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
 
 Synonyms: scarlatina
 
 See Also: contagion, contagious disease

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Scarlet fever is an acute illness which is caused by a systemic infection with the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes. It is characterized by a reddish skin rash, sore throat, fever, and vomiting; it may also be accompanied by tonsilitis and a reddening of the tongue (called "strawberry tongue").
 

 

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