Quoting Misty Walls:" The only lady I know who's had it is older. I didn't think people got it anymore??"
that's what I thought too. took him in for high fever and sore throat, but he had a rash too. They found an ear infection and assumed it was strep throat too and gave me the option to not culture his throat since the treatment wouldn't change. I opted not to have the culture done. when we got home the rash really got bad and the fever was hard to control for 3 days. The rash is now peeling and apparently that is a hallmark of scarlet fever, so I assume that's what he had. I guess it doesn't matter really since the treatment would have been the same for strep throat. I was just curious since one never hears of anyone getting it anymore