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characteristic exanthema of typhoid fever; 10-20 small pink papules on the lower trunk lasting a few days and leaving hyperpigmentation.
Etymology: L, rosa + ME, spotte
small erythematous macules occurring on the upper abdomen and anterior thorax and lasting 2 or 3 days, characteristic of typhoid and paratyphoid fevers.
rose spotsInfectious disease Innumerable transient 1-5 mm in diameter blanchable reddish macules on the lower chest and upper abdomen, caused by bacterial emboli in skin vessels accompanied by focal aggregates of macrophages; RSs classically occur in Salmonella typhi-induced typhoid fever in the 1st wk of disease, coinciding with the onset of splenomegaly. See Typhoid fever.
rose spots(rōz spots)
Characteristic exanthema of typhoid fever; 10-20 small pink papules on the lower trunk lasting a few days and leaving hyperpigmentation.
Small slightly raised reddish pimples that are a distinguishing feature of typhoid or paratyphoid infection.
Mentioned in: Paratyphoid Fever