What are possible complications of scarlet fever?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Bahman Sotoodian, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Complications of scarlet fever may include the following:

  • Cervical lymphadenitis

  • Otitis media and/or mastoiditis

  • Ethmoiditis

  • Bronchopneumonia

  • Intracranial venous sinus thrombosis

  • Septicemia, meningitis, osteomyelitis, and septic arthritis

  • Acute renal failure from poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis

  • Hepatitis [17]

  • Vasculitis [18]

  • Uveitis

  • Myocarditis

  • Sepsis with abdominal wall abscess (rarely) [19]

  • Invasive group A streptococcal infections and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (rarely) [20]

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