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Scarlatina

Date: 1910 | Identifier: LL02.49.00.79
Dermatologic stereoview card. Front of card shows a woman's back with Scarlatina. The reverse of the card describes the dermatologic conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment. Scarlatina is an infectious fever characterized by an angina of varying intensity and a diffuse exanthema appearing of the second day and ending by a desquamation more or less profuse. The incubation period is 2-4 days. The invasion is characterized by a sudden onset, with vomiting, and in younger children sometimes by convulsions, and fever which rises rapidly on the first day to 103 degrees-105 degrees F. The skin is dry, the face flushed, the tongue furred, the throat dry, and thirst is intense. On the second day the rash appears, first on the neck, chest or abdomen, and spreads rapidly. By the next day it may have involved the entire skin, though the face frequently escapes entirely. The rash persists 2-3 days and at its height is a vivid scarlet hyperemia which disappears only momentarily under pressure, although a scratch, as with the finger nail, will leave a yellow white line that persists for many seconds. Scarlatina may also be known as Scarlet Fever. more...
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