exanthem subitum


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Related to exanthem subitum: erythema infectiosum, roseola infantum, scarlet fever, Kaposi Sarcoma, sixth disease

exanthem subitum

[eg′zan·thəm ′sü·bəd·əm]
(medicine)
A mild, sometimes epidemic viral disease of young children, with abrupt onset, high fever, and rash. Also known as roseola infantum.
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Identification of human herpesvirus-6 as a causal agent for exanthem subitum.
IgM neutralizing antibody responses to human herpesvirus-6 in patients with exanthem subitum or organ transplantation.
Variant A Variant B Associated pathologic conditions Exanthem subitum -(a) ++++ febrile syndromes(b) Multiple sclerosis ++ ++ Lymphomas and neoplasies ++ ++ Reactivation in transplants ++ ++ Reactivation in AIDS ++ ++ Tissue distribution Peripheral blood + +++ mononuclear cells Salivary glands - ++++ Skin ++ ++ Brain ++ ++ Lymph nodes - ++++ Other tissues - ++++ Serum from healthy persons - - Serum from exanthem - ++++ subitum patients Serum from other patients(c) +++ + Saliva - ++++ Cerebrospinal fluid +++ +