In all cases of scarlatina or measles occurring in one member of a family, I put the rest upon preventive medicine.
Has the child been exposed to the contagion of measles, small-pox, or scarlatina?
These are measles and whooping-cough, scarlatina and diphtheria, infantile diarrhoea, and the more chronic after-effects of these.
But then the question arose, How did the young lady catch the scarlatina?
Why, he's flyin' the scarlatina signal clear to the back of his neck!
He came to see us when we had scarlatina, and gave us some loathly medicine!
Clanny observed the same type of scarlatina at Sunderland along with some typhus.
This has been dealt with in the chapter on scarlatina and Diphtheria.
Here in Europe nearly all our children suffer from certain diseases—measles, scarlatina, and so on.
I suppose that you didn't invent that about the measles and the scarlatina, did you?
1803, from Modern Latin scarlatina (Sydenham, 1676), from Italian scarlattina (Lancelotti, 1527), fem. of scarlattino (adj.), diminutive of scarlatto "scarlet" (see scarlet). It is a synonym for scarlet fever, not a milder form of it. Related: Scarlattinal.
scarlatina scar·la·ti·na (skär'lə-tē'nə)
See scarlet fever.