When should cultures be obtained in the management of scarlet fever?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Bahman Sotoodian, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Cultures should be obtained where organisms other than streptococcal bacteria are suspected. The desquamating rash that follows is self-limited, with only emollients necessary for care.

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