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Here is a quick mnemonic “SCARLET to remember about Scarlet Fever Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Scarlet Fever Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S – Streptococcus: The infection is caused by Group A Streptococcus.

  • C – Circumoral pallor: The patient may exhibit circumoral pallor.

  • A – Accentuation of linear erythema: The erythema in the skin folds may be accentuated.

  • R – Red “strawberry” tongue: The patient may have a red “strawberry” tongue.

  • L – “Sandpaper” texture to skin: The skin may have a “sandpaper” texture.

  • E – Enanthem of white evolving into red: The enanthem starts as white and evolves into red.

  • T – Trunk and extremities affected: The erythema begins on the face and spreads to the trunk and extremities.


Mnemonic : SCARLET

Dr. Arin Nandi

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