8 Scarlet Fever Cases in Cathay General Hospital, Taipei

1988 Vol.4 NO.7

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Scarlet fever is rarely seen now as a result of the increasing use of antibiotics. However, beginning from the second half of 1987, several clinically suspected scarlet fever cases have been found in the Cathay General Hospital, of them, 8 have been identified through throat swab cultures as streptococcus infection and diagnozed as scarlet fever. This report presents the clinical symptoms, laboratony diagnoses, and treatment of these eight cases.