Origin of scarlatina
Examples from the Web for scarlatina
The smallpox began to rage in April, 1819, after which the measles was hardly met with, and only a few cases of scarlatina.
Did measles or scarlatina afflict his neighbourhood, the first anxiety of Gatesboro' was for Mr. Hartopp's nursery.What Will He Do With It, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The occurrence of the latter, however, is very much less frequent than in the outbreak of scarlatina.
The diffuse form is not of so frequent occurrence as in scarlatina, but is sometimes extensive and dangerous.
The scarlatina caused by cream (with strawberries) is traced, ibid.
British Dictionary definitions for scarlatina
Word Origin for scarlatina
Word Origin and History for scarlatina
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.