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10 minutes

GPs,GP trainees

Quick tips: scarlet fever

In this Quick Tips module you will understand how scarlet fever is presented, investigations to carry out and how it is to be managed

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module you should know:

  • The epidemiology of scarlet fever
  • How it presents
  • What to consider in a differential diagnosis
  • What investigations to carry out
  • How to manage scarlet fever
  • What complications to be aware of.

Alert! Consider coronavirus disease 2019 in any patient with symptoms including cough, fever, dyspnoea, myalgia, and fatigue; take infection control precautions and follow local guidelines. This module has not been updated to include specific information on COVID-19.

Written by:

BMJ Learning clinical editors


Benjamin Jacobs

Peer reviewed by:

Bhanu Williams

Release date

09 Apr 2014

Editorially reviewed date

09 Dec 2019


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 0:10 hours BMJ Learning has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0:10 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFP Punkte. DFP Punkte are accepted in Austria
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Karnataka Medical Council 0:10 hours Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has assigned 10 minutes of CPD/CME credit to this module.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0:10 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 10 minutes credit of learning completed
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:10 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
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