• The rash generally starts within 12hrs of a fever with any strain of strep that can make the erythrotoxin. (healthtap.com)
  • You may not have a fever but the rash is characteristic-sand papery and inflamed looking. (healthtap.com)
  • Rheumatic fever is caused by the overreaction of the own body's immune system, which may attack it's own structures (like the heart and the joints). (healthtap.com)