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Exanthema subitum

exanthema subitum exanthema su·bi·tum (sōō’bĭ-təm)
A viral disease affecting infants and young children, characterized by a fever that lasts several days and a spotty rash that appears shortly after the fever has subsided. Also called roseola infantum, sixth disease.


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