Scarlet Fever is caused by Strepococcus bacterial infection (group A Strep) that can in some patients remain latent for some time and then reappear. In most patients the exposure and development of immunity occurs in childhood, but it can cause the condition in adults that were never exposed as children or in adults that carry a latent infection that can reappear due to immune suppression, trauma, surgery, or other situations. By itself, I do not know of any evidence that this type of infection can result in FMS/CFS, but it could be one of the mix of infections found in these patients along with intracellular bacterial infections and viral infections. More information about FMS/CFS infections can be found on our website, www.immed.org ProfGN
i have M.S. i have a neurongenic bladder. what does thickening of the bladder mean and what would the complications of this be?