scarlatina

Part of speech: noun

An infectious fever, with a diffused scarlet rash. scarlet fever.

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Usage examples "scarlatina":

  1. The thin intestine and the thick intestine showed either a general injection, scattered livid spots, or ulcerations, according as the fever had worn the exanthematous or typhoid form; for the mucous membrane of the digestive channels, and especially that of the intestines, displays, like the external tegument in man and the brute creation, divers forms of inflammation, analogous with the measles, the scarlatina, and the small- pox; so that, if the typhoid fever in man, which is nothing else than the small- pox of the intestines, is so frequently cured, it is because the general morbid condition, the fever, often conceals different intestinal lesions, albeit they seem to be similar in the general symptoms, which taken collectively constitute the disease. - "On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment", Honoré Bourguignon.
  2. The disease is contagious, as scarlatina is contagious, though not to the same degree. - "The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases", Charles West, M.D..
  3. I. The Black Death was not scarlatina maligna, as the plague at Athens undoubtedly was. - "The Coming of the Friars", Augustus Jessopp.