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Quiz about Scarlet Fever
Quiz about Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever Trivia Quiz


How much do you know about scarlet fever or scarletina?

A multiple-choice quiz by Morrigan716. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Morrigan716
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
72,533
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
1347
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Question 1 of 5
1. The most common characteristic of scarlet fever is a pink-red rash.


Question 2 of 5
2. Scarlet fever is often a complication of what common ailment? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. What is the pathogen that causes scarlet fever? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. What is the incubation period for scarlet fever? Hint


Question 5 of 5
5. Is scarlet fever a bacterial or a viral infection?

Answer: (Bacterial or Viral)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The most common characteristic of scarlet fever is a pink-red rash.

Answer: True

The widespread, pink-red rash is most obvious on the abdomen, sides of the chest, and in skinfolds.
2. Scarlet fever is often a complication of what common ailment?

Answer: Strep throat

Scarlet fever is transmitted from person-to-person via large respiratory droplets or direct contact with a patient or a carrier.
3. What is the pathogen that causes scarlet fever?

Answer: Streptococcus pyogenes

Scarlet fever is caused by erythrogenic toxin, produced by some strains of Streptococcus pyogenes.
4. What is the incubation period for scarlet fever?

Answer: 2 to 5 days

Transmission can often be prevented by isolation until after 24 hours of antibiotic therapy.
5. Is scarlet fever a bacterial or a viral infection?

Answer: Bacterial

It is usually treated with penicillin.
Source: Author Morrigan716

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