exanthema subitum

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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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HHV-6B primarily infects in infancy as sixth disease, whereas HHV-6A infections usually remain asymptomatic.
Roseola, also known as exanthema subitum or sixth disease, is a common viral infection that affects children by the age of 2 years, most commonly between ages 6 and 15 months.
Additionally, if the option is exercised, the acquisition of Crescendo Bioscience would add a sixth disease specialty, Rheumatology, to Myriad's current strategic focus which includes Oncology, Preventative Care, Urology, Dermatology, and Neuroscience.

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