ANDRE LABBE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANDRE LABBE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Strawberry tongue in scarlet fever. Bumps on the tongue of a 4-year-old girl with scarlet fever. Known as 'strawberry tongue', this is one of the symptoms of the disease. Scarlet fever is caused by infection with group A Streptococcus bacteria. The signs and symptoms include a sore throat, fever, headaches, swollen lymph nodes, and a characteristic deep red rash. This disease is common among children between 5 and 15 years of age.
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