Last Updated: 2021-08-18
Author(s): Anzengruber F.
Filatow 1886, Dukes 1900.
4. infectious disease, Fourth disease, Dukes disease, Fourth disease, Rubeola scarlatiniformia, Parascarlatina, Dukes-Filatow disease.
Doubtfully independent exanthematic infectious disease that occurs in children. It is possibly a form of rubella or an abortive form of scarlet fever.
- Transmission: droplet infection.
- Incubation period: 9-20 days.
- Pathogen: Staph. aureus, mostly phage type 71.
- It is assumed that the exotoxin (epidermolysin) of Staph. aureus, mostly phage type 71 triggers the skin changes.
- Prodromal stage: as in measles and rubella.
- Exanthem stage: rubeoliform or small-spotted scarlatiniform exanthema.
- Clinical features
Predisposing sites are the intertrigines and neck region.
Mostly without complications.
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