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Kretschmer’s article came on the 350th anniversary of the first report of scarlet fever. As this timeline shows (Figure), the etiology of scarlatina was just a temporally short step ahead.
Bernhardt MS. The Etiology of Scarlet Fever. JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(11):1268. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.5682