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Scarlet Fever

Checked: 12-03-2018 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 12-03-2019

Diagnosis and reporting

For information about diagnosis about reporting please see the PHE website.

There is more detailed information on diagnosis and management on the CKS website

Scarlet fever is a notifiable disease and if suspected then PHE should be informed. Diagnosis is usually clinical but a throat swab can be taken for confirmation. Do not wait for confirmation of diagnosis.