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
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Increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines including TNF-[alpha] and IL-6 have been reported in patients with HHV-6 infections (severe cases of exanthema subitum) and CMV infections [19, 20].
Roseola infantum, also known as exanthema subitum and sixth disease, is a common mild acute febrile illness of childhood caused by infection with human herpesvirus (HHV) 6 (the primary agent causing roseola) or 7 (a secondary causal agent for roseola).
For those of you who may not be up to date on your viral infections, HHV-6 comes in two genetic variants, HHV-6A and HHV-6B, with 6B being the causative agent of exanthema subitum (more commonly known as roseola).