Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Viral Exanthem Roseola Symptoms

The most common symptoms of roseola include:

  • Sudden onset of high fever:
    • Lasts 1-2 days
  • Rash:
    • Spots or patches that may be pink or red
    • Rash starts on the trunk and may spread to the neck and extremities
    • Rash is typically non-itchy
    • Rash usually fades within 2 days

Additional symptoms of roseola include:

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Last Updated: Nov 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Viral Exanthem Roseola References
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  2. Stoeckle MY. The spectrum of human herpesvirus 6 infection: from roseola infantum to adult disease. Annu Rev Med. 2000;51:423-30. [10774474]
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