What is another word for scarlet fever?

Pronunciation: [skˈɑːlət fˈiːvə] (IPA)

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection causing a rash, sore throat, and fever. The disease has several synonyms, including scarlatina, rose rash, and red fever. It is caused by Streptococcus bacteria and is highly infectious, especially in young children. Scarlet fever can be diagnosed through a physical exam and throat culture. Treatment involves antibiotics to fight the bacteria and relieve symptoms such as fever and sore throat. Early detection and treatment can prevent serious complications such as rheumatic fever and kidney disease. While scarlet fever is less common now than in the past, it remains a serious illness that requires prompt medical attention.

Synonyms for Scarlet fever:

What are the hypernyms for Scarlet fever?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    fever, infectious disease, Bacterial Infection, Streptococcal Infection, Streptococcal disease, acute illness, contagious illness.

Famous quotes with Scarlet fever

  • I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality.
    Pierre Loti
  • Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever. The Nelsons across the creek had had it too, so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura.
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • As a means of variation from a normal type, sickness in childhood ought to have a certain value not to be classed under any fitness or unfitness of natural selection; and especially scarlet fever affected boys seriously, both physically and in character, though they might through life puzzle themselves to decide whether it had fitted or unfitted them for success.
    Henry Adams
  • When my neighbor A—broke in business, and twenty-four hours made him a bankrupt, he came home, saying to himself, "Well, my money is gone, but Jesus is left." He did not merely come down to "hardpan," he came to something far more solid — to the everlasting arms. When another friend laid her beautiful boy in his coffin, after the scarlet fever had done its worst, she laid her own sorrowful heart upon the everlasting arms. The dear little sleeper was there already. The Shepherd had His lamb.
    Theodore L. Cuyler

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