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Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

August 10, 2015

Updated

December 11, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Nigel Stollery reviews the bacterial infection scarlet fever, including the presentation and prognosis and how to investigate and manage. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include mechanisms of transmission such as by respiratory droplets, when to take a throat swab and culture, differential diagnosis and complications.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Understand the aetiology of scarlet fever
  • List the differential diagnoses with a presentation of scarlet fever
  • Investigate a patient with scarlet fever
  • Manage the condition and provide patient education
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Nigel Stollery
    GP, Leicestershire
    Clinical assistant in dermatology at Leicester Royal Infirmary
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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