roseola infantum

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noun roseola in·fan·tum \-in-ˈfan-təm\

Definition of roseola infantum

  1. :  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 and Etymology of roseola infantum

New Latin, infant roseola


First Known Use: circa 1935


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roseola infantum

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noun roseola in·fan·tum \-in-ˈfant-əm\

Medical Definition of roseola infantum

  1. :  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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