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Your child has just spent the last three days with a fever. And suddenly there are pink spots on his skin. And if he had the roseola?
What is it about ?
- Infant rubella, also called 6th disease or exanthem undergoes is a disease of early childhood caused by a virus and benign in the majority of cases.
- It mainly affects children between 2 months and 2 years and becomes rare after 4 years.
What are the symptoms of roseola?
- Roseola usually starts with a high fever (39 ° C, 40 ° C) for 3 days, possibly with a cold, diarrhea, lymph nodes and some irritability of the child.
- GIn general, the fever spurt is accompanied by no apparent symptoms. What makes roseola most often impossible to diagnose before the expression of the main marker of this viral infection: the rash which occurs at the 4th day at the same time as a rapid fall of the fever.
- Several pink spots, papules, appear mainly on the trunk, arms and legs of the child. Their great peculiarity is that when the papules are pressed, they lose their pink color and whiten.
- The rash lasts between 24 and 48 hours and does not trigger any itching.
- In some cases, roseola can express itself with fever but without rash, or vice versa. It sometimes even happens without any of these symptoms and goes unnoticed.