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, exanthema (eks-an'them) (ek?san?the'ma) plural.exanthemasplural.-mataplural.exanthems [Gr. exanthema, eruption]
Any eruption or rash that appears on the skin, as opposed to one that appears on the mucous membranes (enanthem). The term is often used to describe childhood or infectious rashes (e.g., measles or scarlet fever) but it also applies to other rashes. exanthematous (-an-them'a-tus), adjective

exanthem subitum

Sixth disease.

Exanthem (plural, exanthems or exanthemata)

A skin eruption regarded as a characteristic sign of such diseases as measles, German measles, and scarlet fever.
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Patient discussion about exanthems

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:

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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Fifth disease also commonly presents with a glove (C) and stocking (D) exanthem.
This exanthem likes to involve the outer arms, the outer legs, the buttocks, and the face.
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During a 3-year period, a binational team implemented an active, sentinel surveillance system for hepatitis and febrile exanthems at 13 clinical sites.
Because of the complicated differential diagnosis of febrile exanthems, which includes dengue fever and other viral, rickettsial, and bacterial diseases, more attention should be paid to diagnostic laboratory investigation of rickettsial diseases.
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Maculopapular exanthems, especially of the palms and the soles, are the most common cutaneous manifestation of congenital syphilis.
Karen Wiss was interesting to read, I felt that there were some errors in the article ("Childhood Exanthems Will Catch on This Summer," May 1, 1999, p.
Be on the lookout for several childhood exanthems that appear more commonly in the summer months, Dr.