What are the common sites of GABHS replication in the pathogenesis of scarlet fever?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Bahman Sotoodian, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Usually, the sites of GABHS replication in scarlet fever are the tonsils and pharynx. Clinically indistinguishable, scarlet fever may follow streptococcal infection of the skin and soft tissue, surgical wounds (ie, surgical scarlet fever), or the uterus (ie, puerperal scarlet fever).


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