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
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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).
The rash of roseola infantum has a discrete macular/papular soft-pink coloration and starts on the trunk, spreading centripetally to the extremities, neck, and face.
All of these names imply that this illness is much stronger than the other commonly known forms of measles, German measles and roseola infantum.