Guidance

Scarlet fever: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Description of scarlet fever, potential complications of the disease and advice on who's most at risk and how to prevent the spread.

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Scarlet fever: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment PDF

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Scarlet fever: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

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This guidance is for health professionals to give to the public. It explains:

  • what scarlet fever is and how to protect yourself
  • what the symptoms are and how you can get it
  • who is the most at risk
  • how it is diagnosed and treatment
  • what the potential complications could be
Published 1 March 2014
Last updated 5 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.
  2. First published.