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 (ĕg′zăn-thē′mə) also ex·an·them (ĭg-zăn′thəm)
n. pl. ex·an·them·a·ta (-thĕm′ə-tə) or ex·an·the·mas also ex·an·thems
1. A skin eruption accompanying certain infectious diseases.
2. A disease, such as measles or scarlet fever, accompanied by a skin eruption.

[Late Latin exanthēma, from Greek, eruption, from exanthein, to burst forth : ex-, ex- + anthein, to blossom (from anthos, flower).]

ex·an′the·mat′ic (ĭg-zăn′thə-măt′ĭk), ex′an·them′a·tous (ĕg′zăn-thĕm′ə-təs) adj.


(ɛgˈzæn θəm, ɪg-, ɛkˈsæn-)

an eruptive disease, esp. one attended with fever, as smallpox or measles.
[1650–60; < Late Latin exanthēma < Greek exánthēma skin eruption, literally, flowering]
ex•an`the•mat′ic, ex`an•them′a•tous (-ˈθɛm ə təs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exanthem - eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease
eruption - symptom consisting of a breaking out and becoming visible


n. exantema, erupción cutánea secundaria a un síntoma de un virus o enfermedad cócica, por ejemplo, la escarlatina o el sarampión;
epidemic ______ epidémico;
___ subitum___ súbito;
keratoid ______ queratoideo.
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Additional history of potential relevance is of a herpetiform exanthem involving the penis in 1987, which resolved with no further issue following antiviral treatment.
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Two other women in the placebo group reported clysenteria and an exanthem at the trunk and upper extremities without the need of an emergency consultation.
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Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, also called papular acrodermatitis of childhood, is a childhood exanthem that typically occurs following upper respiratory infection or infectious mononucleosis.
5), (7) As the name implies, the rash resembles a viral exanthem and this, as well as other inflammatory conditions with a similar presentation, should be excluded.
Parvovirus B19 infection associated with acute hepatitis and a purpuric exanthem.
An exanthem then appears in a centrifugal pattern on the face, arms, hands, legs, and feet.
Antibody to HHV-6 is typically found in titers of 1:160 and greater in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, exanthem subitum, and some lymphoproliferative disorders.
If a vesicular exanthem (eg, skin eruptions or vesicles on the lips, nose, or tongue) is discovered on a patient, physicians must suspect a biological attack and undertake appropriate quarantine measures.
If a rash develops and the only signs are a mild, nonpainful pruritic exanthem, carbamazepine can be continued cautiously or discontinued.