roseola infantum


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Noun1.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
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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Primary infection with HHV-6B causes roseola infantum or exanthem subitum, a common childhood disease that resolves spontaneously.
The unequivocal demonstration that primary infection with HHV-6B causes roseola infantum was provided by Yamanishi et al.