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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.
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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.
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Human herpesvirus 7: another causal agent for roseola (exanthem subitum).
Clinicians have learned to keep an eye out for the bad actors, like oral mucosa necrosis that could signal Stevens-Johnson syndrome, or the centripetal spread of exanthem with petechiae from a tick bite that could signal Rocky Mountain spotted fever, he said at a women's and pediatric dermatology seminar sponsored by Skin Disease Education Foundation (SDEF).
The exanthem of dengue fever: Clinical features of two US tourists traveling abroad.
Mancini reviewed common exanthems, and many that aren't so common, paying special attention to five of the newer or atypical exanthems: acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), Arcanobacterium haemolyticum, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, papular-purPuric gloves and socks syndrome, and unilateral laterothoracic exanthem.
An update on pityriasis rosea and other similar childhood exanthems. Current opinion in pediatrics 21.4; 2009: 481-485.
Women who work in child care, for example, should avoid direct contact with children who have parvovirus infection ("Fifth disease") or other viral exanthems. Health care workers should use universal precautions at all times, and all pregnant women should avoid direct exposure to cat feces and consumption of uncooked meats.
"Drug-induced maculopapular exanthems account for about 95% of all drug-induced cutaneous eruptions we see," Dr.
Few physicians may be aware that 4.4% of eases of RMSF occur in the household of another case-patient with the disease (15), a situation that often lends further diagnostic confusion for this illness that can mimic other febrile exanthems, such as dengue, as well as gastrointestinal infection, other abdominal conditions, pneumonia, and meningoencephalitis (19-22).
MIAMI BEACH -- Prodrome symptoms and clinical presentations of skin eruptions can help prompt identification and correct diagnosis of five new exanthems in pediatric patients, Dr.
Reeves, also chief of the CDC's Viral Exanthems and Herpesvirus Branch.