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      Category : Health Centers > Infections (Infectious Diseases)


Alternate Names : Exanthema Subitum, Pseudorubella

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Roseola is a bodywide infection caused by a herpes virus.

What is going on in the body?

Roseola is an infection caused by the human herpes virus 6, HHV6, and possibly HHV7. These are not the same herpes viruses that cause cold sores or genital herpes .

What are the causes and risks of the infection?

Roseola is a herpes virus infection. It is usually seen in children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years.


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Roseola: Symptoms & Signs

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

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