Alternate Names : Exanthema Subitum, Pseudorubella
What are the signs and symptoms of the infection?
The first symptom of roseola is a
fever, which can go up to
103 to 106 degrees Fahrenheit, or 39.4 to 41.2 Celsius. The fever remains
consistently high until the fourth
day. The child may be listless and
irritable. The fever goes away at about the same time that a rash
appears. The rash usually starts on the trunk and may move to the neck, arms,
and legs. There are usually a number of red spots and bumps that do not
Other symptoms of roseola include the following:
bulging of the fontanel, or soft spot, in the head of an infant
mild sore throat
swollen glands in
The child may also have
febrile seizures, or convulsion due to fever.