Roseola is a mild viral illness of childhood. It is characterized by high fever that typically comes on suddenly and lasts for three to five days. Other symptoms of roseola are
- mild nasal congestion,
- eye redness, and
- a rash that appears after the fever has resolved.
The rash is usually pink in color and consists of tiny flat or slightly raised dots. Nonspecific symptoms can occur in ill infants and children. These symptoms and signs can include
- poor feeding,
- runny nose, and
Causes of roseola
Roseola is primarily caused by the human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and less frequently by human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7). It is spread from person to person, typically through oral secretions.
Other roseola symptoms and signs
- Eye Redness
- Loss of Appetite
- Nasal Congestion
- Poor Feeding
- Runny Nose
- Sore Throat
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