exanthema subitum


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Related to exanthema subitum: fifth disease, erythema infectiosum, scarlet fever, roseola

ex·an·the·ma su·bi·tum

a disease of infants and young children caused by human herpesvirus-6, marked by sudden onset with fever lasting several days (sometimes with convulsions) and followed by a fine macular (sometimes maculopapular) rash that appears within a few hours to a day after the fever has subsided.

exanthema subitum

exanthema subitum

Roseola infantum, sixth disease Pediatrics A mild, self-limited disease caused by HHV-6, which affects children age 6 months to 2 yrs Clinical High fever for 3–5 days, discrete, rose pink macules and maculopapules that may be tender to touch and blanch on pressure, with periorbital edema–Berliner sign and palatal edema. See HHV-6.

ex·an·the·ma su·bi·tum

(eg-zan'thĕ-mă sū'bi-tŭm)
A disease due to human herpesvirus-6 in infants and young children, marked by sudden onset with fever lasting several days (sometimes with convulsions) and followed by a fine macular (sometimes maculopapular) rash that appears within a few hours to a day after the fever has subsided.
Synonym(s): Dukes disease, roseola infantilis, roseola infantum, sixth disease.

ex·an·the·ma su·bi·tum

(eg'zan-thē'mă sū'bi-tŭm)
Disease of infants and young children caused by human herpesvirus-6, marked by sudden onset with fever lasting several days and followed by a fine macular rash that appears within a few hours to a day after the fever has subsided.

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Q. roseola high fever

A. roseola; any rose colored eruption of the skin--roseola is a viral infection of young children producing a fever which last three or four days after which temperatures drops to normal,a skin rash appears and the child becomes better---treated with meds that lower fever and stops the rash.

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