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PHE encourages parents to contact their GP over scarlet fever concerns

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Devil's advocate - Here's a thought - why does it matter? Evidence for use of antibiotics for scarlet fever in developed countries is poor; the rates of glomerulonephritis and rheumatic fever are so low. The situation is different in developing countries, and was different in the 1950's. Nowadays, the evidence base suggests you probably don't need to treat scarlet fever with antibiotics.

Posted date

15 Apr 2018

Posted time

11:16am

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