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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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In the article that follows, we review 8 viral exanthems of childhood that range from the common (chickenpox) to the not-so-common (Gianotti-Crosti syndrome).
Morbilliform (measles-like) eruption or maculopapular exanthems are the most common presentation of a CADR, accounting for 95% of all cases.
Beginning on one side of the body, usually at the arm, armpit, or trunk, the exanthem may initially look like a contact dermatitis but then begins to spread.
Cases of this rash were first reported in 1992 by Bodemer et al, and a year later, Taieb et al reported new cases, establishing the term "asymmetric periflexural exanthem.
3), clinical findings including fever, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, polymorphous exanthem and peeling of the skin were observed with an equal rate in adults and children, whereas findings including coronary artery aneurism, thrombocytosis, meningitis were reported to be found more frequently in children and findings including cervical LAP hepatitis and arthralgia were reported to be found more frequently in adults.
16) Clinically, they cause exanthem subitum (roseola infantum), and biopsy is extremely uncommon given the characteristic clinical syndrome.
Acute exanthem may appear within the first 24-48 hours of illness.
One was an inpatient also detected by this system and found to have viral exanthem, and the other was an outpatient with chickenpox.
Under ordinary circumstances, the occurrence of a pruritic dermal exanthem would be expected to wreak havoc in a child with significant eczema because of increased scratching and the risk of superinfection.
The most common and best known illness caused by this virus is also known as slapped cheek disease, exanthem infectiosum (EI), or fifth disease (because it was the fifth childhood rash illness described).
It was presumed to be a viral exanthem and spontaneously resolved.