What is the role of urinalysis and liver function tests in the evaluation of scarlet fever?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Bahman Sotoodian, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Urinalysis and liver function tests may reveal changes associated with complications of scarlet fever. Said tests are part of a complete medical workup. Hemolytic anemia can occur, and mild albuminuria and hematuria may be present early in the disease. 

Patients whose bacterial source may suggest another process (eg, a patient with a suppurative leg wound who may have osteomyelitis) should be evaluated accordingly.


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