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Exanthem subitum, also known as roseola infantum or sixth disease, is a viral infection that primarily affects infants and young children. It is most commonly caused by human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and, less frequently, human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7). The characteristic symptom of exanthem subitum is a rash that develops suddenly after a few days of high fever.

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Exanthem Subitum Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • U – Usually affects children <3 years old.
  • R – Rash following resolution of fever; similar to Boston exanthem (echovirus 16).
  • H – Human herpesvirus 6 or, less commonly, the closely related human herpesvirus 7.
  • O – Over trunk and neck; resolves within 2 days.
  • M – Maculopapular eruption.
  • E – Echovirus 16 (Boston exanthem) can cause a similar rash.

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