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Roseola Infantum


 



Signs & Symptoms

Roseola Infantum is usually characterized by initial symptoms of runny nose followed by a high fever ( which can trigger a febrile convulsion) that can last for up to 8 days . The fever then tends to abruptly end followed by the development of a rash of small, pink, flat or slightly raised lesions affecting initially the trunk then the limbs. This rash can last for a few days before spontaneously resolving.

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About the condition

Roseola Infantum is a mild contagious viral illness that is usually characterized by initial symptoms of runny nose followed by a high fever ( which can trigger a febrile convulsion) that can last for up to 8 days . The fever then tends to abruptly end followed by the development of a rash of small, pink, flat or slightly raised lesions affecting initially the trunk then the limbs. This rash can last for a few days before spontaneously resolving.

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Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Treatment is usually symptomatic aimed at fever control.

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