A. R. DOCHEZ, M.D.
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I want to talk to you about certain questions related to the pathogenesis of scarlet fever. As you know, this disease has always been of extraordinary interest. All you have to do to see how perplexing it has been is to consider the history of its epidemiology. At times it appears as a devastating, plague-like infection, decimating whole communities. There are histories of epidemics on record where the case fatality rate has been over 30 per cent. A number of years later it subsides into a fairly mild infection. In this country today the case fatality rate in many localities
DOCHEZ AR. Scarlet Fever1. Ann Intern Med. ;2:673–677. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-7-673
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(7):673-677.
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