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Zahorsky's syndrome 1

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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.


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

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