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Fi·la·tov-Dukes dis·ease

(fē'lah-tof dūks),
an exanthem-producing infectious childhood disease of unknown etiology.

fourth disease

A rash first described in childhood and described by Clement Dukes in 1894. It followed the description of measles (first disease), scarlet fever (second disease), rubella (third disease), and preceded the description of fifth disease (erythyma infectiosum, or “ infectiosum contagiosum, ” as he called it). Its existence is controversial. Some authorities believe fourth disease to be a variant of rubella whereas others believe it either to be a nonexistent disease, or a rash caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Synonym: Dukes disease.

Filatov,

(Filitow), Nil Feodorovich, Russian pediatrician, 1847-1902.
Filatov disease - Synonym(s): Filatov-Dukes disease
Filatov spots - Synonym(s): Koplik spots
Filatov-Dukes disease - exanthem-producing infectious disease of childhood, etiology unknown. Synonym(s): Dukes disease; Filatov disease; fourth disease; parascarlatina; scarlatinella

Fi·la·tov-Dukes dis·ease

(fēlah-tof dūks di-zēz)
Exanthem-producing infectious childhood disease of unknown etiology.
Synonym(s): fourth disease.