exanthema subitum


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Related to exanthema subitum: fifth disease, erythema infectiosum, scarlet fever, roseola
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Noun1.exanthema subitum - 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
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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Exanthema subitum has been considered a manifestation of primary infection with HHV-6 (2).
ELISA-VIDITEST and IF-VIDITEST anti-HHV-6 kits are intended for serological diagnosis of diseases associated with HHV-6 infection, such as exanthema subitum, acute respiratory illnesses, diarrhoea with fever and febrile seizures in infants, heterophile antibody-negative infectious mononucleosis in children, also interstitial pneumonia, encephalitis, meningitis, hepatitis, and aplastic anemia in immunodeficient patients.
Exanthema subitum and human herpesvirus 6 infection: clinical observations in fifty-seven cases.