Scarlet Fever (GAS)

Scarlet fever (GAS)

PHE Scarlet Fever

Prompt treatment with appropriate antibiotics significantly reduces the risk of complications. Observe immunocompromised individuals (diabetes; women in the puerperal period; chickenpox) as they are at increased risk of developing invasive infection

Phenoxymethylpenicillin

500mg QDS

child dose

10 days

Penicillin allergy: Clarithromycin

 

 

500mg BD

child dose

 

 

 

5 days

 

 

OR: Penicillin Allergy: Azithromycin

 

 500mg OD

child dose

 

5 days