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- another term for scarlet fever
- ‘Such illnesses as flu, measles, scarlatina and type A hepatitis are most likely to strike during the period.’
- ‘She was planning to get a complete blood count, and her supervisor instructed her to add a strep test even though the rash was not typical for scarlatina.’
- ‘Occurrence of tonsillopharyngitis, scarlatina and rheumatic fever was analyzed and GAS carrier status in healthy children was examined over a 9-yr period from 1991 to 1999.’
- ‘They were liable to pneumonia, respiratory, and tubercular diseases but were comparatively exempt from malaria, diphtheria, and scarlatina.’
Early 19th century: modern Latin, from Italian scarlattina (feminine), based on scarlatto scarlet.
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