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Staphylococcal enterotoxins in scarlet fever complicating chickenpox.
  1. M. G. Brook,
  2. B. A. Bannister
  1. Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.


    Two cases of scarlet fever are described, both following super-infection of chickenpox. Enterotoxin B and C producing staphylococci were the only pathogens identified. The role of staphylococcal and streptococcal toxins in the pathogenesis of scarlet fever and toxic shock syndrome is discussed.

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