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Image Number 228 (Scarlet fever)


Diagnosis: Scarlet fever

Site: Tongue

Sex: F

Age: 10

Type: Clinical

Description: Strawberry tongue

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This young girl developed a generalised diffuse red sand paper like eruption and a strawberry tongue associated with sore throat and fever.  Scarlet fever is an exotoxin mediated disease caused by beta hemolytic streptococcal infection.

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