roseola infantum


roseola in·fan·tum

noun \-in-ˈfan-təm\

Definition of ROSEOLA INFANTUM

:  a mild virus disease of infants and children marked by fever lasting usually three days followed by an eruption of rose-colored spots and caused by a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 6 of the genus Roseolovirus)

Origin of ROSEOLA INFANTUM

New Latin, infant roseola
First Known Use: circa 1935

roseola in·fan·tum

noun \-in-ˈfant-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ROSEOLA INFANTUM

: a mild virus disease of infants and children that is characterized by fever lasting three days followed by an eruption of rose-colored spots and is caused by a herpesvirus (species Human herpesvirus 6 of the genus Roseolovirus)—called also exanthema subitum, exanthem subitum

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