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What is Roseola infantum?

What is Roseola infantum?

  • Roseola infantum: Contagious infant conditions.
  • Roseola infantum: An acute, short-lived, viral disease of infants and young children characterized by a high fever at onset that drops to normal after 3-4 days and the concomitant appearance of a macular or maculopapular rash that appears first on the trunk and then spreads to other areas. It is the sixth of the classical exanthematous diseases and is caused by HHV-6; (HERPESVIRUS 6, HUMAN). (From Dorland, 27th ed)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Roseola infantum: a viral disease of infants and young children; characterized by abrupt high fever and mild sore throat; a few days later there is a faint pinkish rash that lasts for a few hours to a few days.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Roseola infantum: Introduction

Types of Roseola infantum:

Broader types of Roseola infantum:

Who gets Roseola infantum?

Patient Profile for Roseola infantum: Infants and young children, usually less than 3 years.

How serious is Roseola infantum?

Complications of Roseola infantum: see complications of Roseola infantum

What causes Roseola infantum?

Causes of Roseola infantum: see causes of Roseola infantum
Cause of Roseola infantum: Probably human herpes virus type 6.

What are the symptoms of Roseola infantum?

Symptoms of Roseola infantum: see symptoms of Roseola infantum

Complications of Roseola infantum: see complications of Roseola infantum

Duration of Roseola infantum: Usually only a few days (3-5 days of fever); subsequent rash may last another 2 days.

Can anyone else get Roseola infantum?

More information: see contagiousness of Roseola infantum
Inheritance: see inheritance of Roseola infantum

Roseola infantum: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Roseola infantum.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Roseola infantum.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Roseola infantum: Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Roseola infantum.
Treatments for Roseola infantum: see treatments for Roseola infantum
Research for Roseola infantum: see research for Roseola infantum

Name and Aliases of Roseola infantum

Main name of condition: Roseola infantum

Class of Condition for Roseola infantum: viral

Other names or spellings for Roseola infantum:

roseola, pseudorubella, exanthem subitum

Herpesvirus 6, human, Sixth disease, Herpes virus 6, Exanthem subitum Source - Diseases Database

Exanthema subitum, Roseola infantum, Roseola infantilis, Rash, Efflorescence, Skin rash, Exanthema subitum, Roseola infantilis, Pseudorubella
Source - WordNet 2.1

Roseola infantum: Related Conditions

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