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Identifying Rashes on Babies and Toddlers:
    Contagious Rashes - Roseola Infantum

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Roseola infantum is a viral infection caused by the human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6), which is characterised by a sudden high fever and rash.

A small portion of children with roseola infantum may experience convulsions due to the high fever (febrile convulsion).

The roseola infantum infections normally affects babies and toddlers between 6 months to three years old.

Roseola infantum is known as exanthem subitum or sixth disease.

Roseola infantum has an incubation period of: 5-15 days




Symptoms of roseola infantum


Treatment of roseola infantum


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  Last reviewed: 3 July 2009 || Last updated: 6 October 2009


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