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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Omodamola Aje B.Sc, M.D. [2]

Overview

The hallmark of roseola is a non-pruritic macular or maculopapular rash. A positive history of a high fever of 40ºC (104ºF) that lasts for 3 to 5 days.[1]

History and symptoms

The hallmark of roseola is a non-pruritic macular or maculopapular rash. A positive history of a high fever of 40ºC (104ºF) that lasts for 3 to 5 days.[2][3]

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References

  1. Agut H, Bonnafous P, Gautheret-Dejean A (2015). "Laboratory and clinical aspects of human herpesvirus 6 infections". Clin Microbiol Rev. 28 (2): 313–35. doi:10.1128/CMR.00122-14. PMC 4402955. PMID 25762531.
  2. Pruksananonda P, Hall CB, Insel RA, McIntyre K, Pellett PE, Long CE; et al. (1992). "Primary human herpesvirus 6 infection in young children". N Engl J Med. 326 (22): 1445–50. doi:10.1056/NEJM199205283262201. PMID 1315416.
  3. Asano Y, Yoshikawa T, Suga S, Kobayashi I, Nakashima T, Yazaki T; et al. (1994). "Clinical features of infants with primary human herpesvirus 6 infection (exanthem subitum, roseola infantum)". Pediatrics. 93 (1): 104–8. PMID 8265302.

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