exanthema subitum


exanthema subitum
exanthema su·bi·tum or exanthem subitum -sə-'bīt-əm n ROSEOLA INFANTUM

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an acute, short-lived disease of infants and young children, caused by human herpesvirus 6; after a high fever that lasta a few days, the temperature returns to normal; around this time, a macular or maculopapular rash appears on the trunk and spreads to other areas. The disease was given the ordinal designation sixth disease to differentiate it from other exanthems (see exanthem, def. 2). Called also exanthem subitum, roseola, and roseola infantum.

Exanthema subitum with rose-pink macules and papules.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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