Roseola
Roseola is a childhood illness caused by virus infection characterized by high fevers followed by a skin rash. Roseola is also formally called roseola infantum or roseola infantilis. The following is a brief summary of roseola: Cause: Roseola is caused by a virus called human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and, possibly, human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7). Age range: Roseola is most common in children 6 months to 24 months of age. Spread: Roseola is spread from person to person, but it is not known how. Roseola is not very contagious. Initial symptoms: These include a high fever that lasts for 3 to 5 days, runny nose, irritability, eyelid swelling, and tiredness. The rash: When the fever disappears, a rash appears. The rash is mainly on the face and body. Course: The rash lasts for about 24 to 48 hours. Roseola usually goes away without any treatment. Complications of roseola are rare. Seeing the doctor: A child with fever and rash should be excluded from child care until seen by a healthcare provider. Return to child care: A child with rash and no fever may usually return to child care.
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A symmetrical eruption of small, closely aggregated patches of rose-red color. It is believed to be caused by human herpesvirus type 6. SEE ALSO: exanthema subitum. SYN: macular erythema. [Mod. L. dim. of L. roseus, rosy]
- epidemic r. SYN: rubella.
- idiopathic r. r. not occurring as a symptom of a recognized general disease.
- r. infantilis, r. infantum SYN: exanthema subitum.
- syphilitic r. usually the first eruption of syphilis, occurring 6 to 12 weeks after the initial lesion.

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ro·se·o·la .rō-zē-'ō-lə, rō-'zē-ə-lə n a rose-colored eruption in spots or a disease marked by such an eruption esp ROSEOLA INFANTUM
ro·se·o·lar -lər adj

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n.
a condition of young children in which a fever lasting for three or four days is followed by a rose-coloured maculopapular rash that fades after two days. The commonest exanthematous fever in young children, it is caused by human herpesvirus 6.

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ro·se·o·la (ro-zeґo-lə) (ro″ze-oґlə) [L.] 1. a type of rose-colored rash seen most often in an infectious disease such as measles or other exanthematous diseases. 2. exanthema subitum.

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