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Roseola (Exanthem subitum)


Roseola (sixth disease; exanthem subitum) is a common childhood infection caused by Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7 (HHV-6 & 7). A high fever followed by a rash that lasts 1 - 2 days is the most distinctive sign.  Other classic childhood exanthems include measles, scarlet fever, rubella and fifth disease. Most common cause of febrile seizures in infants.



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