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Zahorsky's syndrome 1

Alternative eponyms

  • Zahorsky‚Äôs disease

Synonyms

Exanthema subitum, pseudorubella, rose flash of infants, roseola, roseola infantilis, roseola infantum, sixth disease.

Related people

An acute viral disease on infants and young children, characterized by prodromal high fever which disappears after 2 to 5 days and is followed by morbilliform rash. Recovery is complete.

Description

An acute viral disease on infants and young children, characterized by prodromal high fever which disappears after 2 to 5 days and is followed by morbilliform rash. Recovery is complete. It is caused by human herpes virus 6. It was originally called the sixth disease to differentiate it from other exanthemas.

Bibliography

  • J. Zahorsky:
    Roseola infantilis. Pediatrics, New York, 1910, 22: 60-64.

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