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Unusual case of suspected recurrent scarlet fever in a UK serviceman
  1. Rachel Phillips1,
  2. A J Martin-Bates2 and
  3. R Withnall3
  1. 1RMO 3 Signals Regiment, DPHC Bulford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
  2. 2General Practice, MRS Dhekelia, Dhekelia, UK
  3. 3Academic Department of Military General Practice and Primary Care, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Maj A J Martin-Bates, General Practice MRS Dhekelia Dhekelia UK ; Alexander.martin-bates966{at}mod.uk

Abstract

The UK prevalence of scarlet fever, a Group A streptococcal infection, is increasing. We present an unusual case of suspected recurrent scarlet fever in a member of the UK Armed Forces. Treatments, occupational implication and public health measures to mitigate the risk of disease spread.

  • scarlet fever
  • recurrent
  • group A streptococcus
  • streptococcus pyogenes

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Footnotes

  • Contributors AJMB: abstract, case history, examination, investigations, management, editing case report. RP: abstract, discussion, conclusion, editing case report. RW: editing of case report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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