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Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


November 29, 2018


November 29, 2018

Programme Description

This module, updated in 2018, gives an overview of the presentation and management of scarlet fever. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include when to take a throat swab and culture, differential diagnoses, possible complications and prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module you should be better able to:
  • Describe the classic presentation of scarlet fever
  • Explain the mechanism of transmission of scarlet fever
  • Decide when investigations are required to inform a diagnosis
  • Identify differential diagnoses
  • Advise on when children with scarlet fever can return to school
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Nigel Stollery
    GP in Kibworth


    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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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