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1. a skin eruption or rash.
2. a disease in which skin eruptions or rashes are a prominent manifestation.
exanthem su´bitum roseola infantum.
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(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]
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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]
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1 A skin rash.
2. An infectious disease such as measles, scarlet fever or chickenpox that features a rash.
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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
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Morbilliform (measles-like) eruption or maculopapular exanthems are the most common presentation of a CADR, accounting for 95% of all cases.
Most physicians "have probably seen unilateral laterothoracic exanthem, but they may have misdiagnosed it as contact dermatitis," Dr.
Giannoti Crosti syndrome, asymmetric periflexural exanthem of childhood, and pityriasis rosea have much in common.
In rubella, neurologic symptoms most often occur 1-6 days after the onset of the exanthem (13).
Viral exanthem and herpes simplex infection predominated within the viral infection group (24%), while scabies and tinea capitis prevailed within the parasitic and fungal groups, respectively.
[34] examined skin sections from patients with characteristic, acute, drug-induced, maculopapular exanthem to determine the potential role of IL-5 and distinct chemokines in the recruitment and activation of eosinophils into the skin.
This exanthem develops rapidly, often beginning on the chest, trunk, or scalp and then spreading to the arms and legs (centrifugally) (FIGURE 1).
Ten days after admission, disseminated brown maculopapular exanthem appeared on the skin of the extremities, as well as well-defined erythematous patches on the perianal region (Figure 3).
The differential diagnosis included atypical erythema migrans, viral exanthem, tinea, or potentially Majocchi's granuloma (MG).
At least four out of the findings including extremity changes, polymorphous exanthem, bilateral conjunctival congestion, changes in the lips and oral cavity and non-suppurative cervical lymphadenopathy with a diameter of at least 1.5 cm accompanying fever which lasts at least for 5 days are sufficient for the diagnosis (2).
Report of an outbreak of febrile illness with pharyngeal lesions and exanthem: Toronto, summer 1957; isolation of group A Coxsackie virus.
Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, also called papular acrodermatitis of childhood, is a childhood exanthem that typically occurs following upper respiratory infection or infectious mononucleosis.