exanthem subitum


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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. Lancet.
Two types of HHV-6 (A and B) can be identified; no diseases have clearly been linked to HHV-6A infection, whereas HHV-6B is responsible for the childhood disease exanthem subitum. Exanthem subitum complications, including seizures, hemiplegia, meningoencephalitis, or residual encephalopathy, illustrate HHV-6 neurotropism; HHV-6 commonly invades the brain during ES, even in cases of clinically asymptomatic infections.
IgM neutralizing antibody responses to human herpesvirus-6 in patients with exanthem subitum or organ transplantation.
Primary infection with HHV-6B causes roseola infantum or exanthem subitum, a common childhood disease that resolves spontaneously.