Sixth disease

Revision as of 21:16, 3 October 2005 by WikiConvertor (Talk)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

sixth disease

A viral disease of infants and young children with sudden onset of high fever which lasts several days and then suddenly subsides leaving in its wake a fine red rash. The causative agent is herpes virus type 6 so the disease is known as sixth disease. Also known as exanthem subitum (sudden rash), pseudorubella, roseola, roseola infantilis, and roseola infantum.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Sixth_disease&oldid=32839"
First | Previous (Sixth cranial nerve) | Next (Sixth sense) | Last
Advertisement
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.