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exanthem

 [eg-zan´them]
1. a skin eruption or rash.
2. a disease in which skin eruptions or rashes are a prominent manifestation.
exanthem su´bitum roseola infantum.

ex·an·the·ma

(ek'zan-thē'mă), Avoid the mispronunciation exan'thema.
A skin eruption occurring as a symptom of an acute viral or coccal disease, as in scarlet fever or measles.
Synonym(s): exanthem
[G. efflorescence, an eruption, fr. anthos, flower]

exanthem

/ex·an·them/ (eg-zan´them)
1. any eruptive disease or fever.
2. an eruption characterizing an eruptive fever.

exanthem

[ig′zan′thəm]
Etymology: Gk, eruption
a rapidly erupting rash that may have specific diagnostic features of an infectious disease. Chickenpox, measles, roseola infantum, and rubella are usually characterized by a particular type of exanthem. Also called exanthema. Compare enanthema. exanthematous, adj.

ex·an·the·ma

(eg-zanthĕ-mă)
A skin eruption occurring as a symptom of an acute viral or coccal disease, as in scarlet fever or measles.
Compare: enanthem, enanthema
Synonym(s): exanthem.
[G. efflorescence, an eruption, fr. anthos, flower]

exanthem

1 A skin rash.
2. An infectious disease such as measles, scarlet fever or chickenpox that features a rash.

Exanthem (plural, exanthems or exanthemata)

A skin eruption regarded as a characteristic sign of such diseases as measles, German measles, and scarlet fever.
Mentioned in: Kawasaki Syndrome, Measles

exanthem

any cutaneous eruptive disease or fever.

Patient discussion about exanthem

Q. What is the cause of my head rash? I have a rash on my head. It is red and itchy, what could it be from?

A. A head rash can be caused from lots of different things. I found a website that helps you diagnose it with charts:
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/tools/symptom/545.html

Q. What do I do with this horrible Diaper Rash?? I have no idea what is up with my daughters diaper rash, she is a year old and I do everything to keep this rash from coming, but it comes back! All week I have let her run without a diaper on trying to let it air out as much as possible, (thank god for carpet shampooers).Is there any secret that someone has to getting rid of this rash?

A. My own daughter was yeasty from whatever they do to newborns in the hospital and I battled it ever day until I started taking garlic gel tabs. Because I breasfed her she got all the benefits of it and her bottom cleared right up.
Probiotics can help, yogurt, kefir and the like. Super Salve from supersalve.com is amazing in its healing abilities. Avoid processed foods and especially sugars.

Q. Doyou know if the Plant Yarrow give a RASH?

A. ThanksTerrany and Henry for your answers. I do need more information concerning skin contact with Yarrow.MRaye

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Initial trial results indicated that lamotrigine triggered a rash that involved exanthem and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which was the most common reason for stopping the drug.
On January 20, a CD4+ T-lymphocyte count drawn on January 15 showed 338 cells/[micro]L (26%); plasma HIV RNA level was 234,000 copies/mL His exanthem had become maculopapular, diffuse, and pruritic.
IgM neutralizing antibody responses to human herpesvirus-6 in patients with exanthem subitum or organ transplantation.
Human enterovirus 71 (HEV71) was first isolated in 1969 (1) and is most often associated with outbreaks of the mild childhood exanthem, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) (2).
After extensive discussions about local and national disease priorities, the team agreed on active sentinel surveillance for hepatitis and febrile exanthem syndromes.
Primary infection with HHV-6B causes roseola infantum or exanthem subitum, a common childhood disease that resolves spontaneously.
Browning JC: An update on pityriasis rosea and other similar childhood exanthems.
1] It's caused by the parvovirus B19 pathogen and is the fifth disease in the group of six childhood exanthems.
Reeves, chief of the Viral Exanthems and Herpesvirus Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and head of its chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) public health research program, said that agencies like the CDC are carrying out many of the recommendations "without top-down [orders].
Atypical varicella exanthems have been associated with childhood cutaneous injuries such as antecedent wasp stings,[29] and classic dermatomal zoster has been reported in adults after spinal surgery[30] and even after trivial external musculoskeletal trauma.
4% of eases of RMSF occur in the household of another case-patient with the disease (15), a situation that often lends further diagnostic confusion for this illness that can mimic other febrile exanthems, such as dengue, as well as gastrointestinal infection, other abdominal conditions, pneumonia, and meningoencephalitis (19-22).