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      Category : Health Centers > Infections (Infectious Diseases)


Alternate Names : Exanthema Subitum, Pseudorubella

Roseola | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the infection?

Some cases of roseola may be avoided by staying away from infected individuals.

What are the long-term effects of the infection?

Most of the time, roseola clears up on its own without any long-term effects. Rarely, it can lead to a more serious infection, including:

  • encephalitis, or infection of the brain
  • hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • meningitis, or infection of the brain and spinal cord linings
  • What are the risks to others?

    Roseola can be passed to other children who have not already been exposed to the virus. No one knows for sure how roseola is spread from child to child. Experts believe it is probably transmitted in secretions from the nose and mouth.

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    Roseola: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Lynn West, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 08/20/01

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