Exanthem Subitum (Sixth Disease) (Pseudorubella) (Roseola) (Roseola Infantilis) (Roseola Infantum)
Exanthem subitum is literally a “rash sudden” or sudden rash. It is a viral disease of infants and young children with sudden onset of high fever which lasts several days and then suddenly subsides leaving in its wake a fine red rash. The causative agent is herpesvirus type 6 so the disease is known as Sixth Disease. Also called Pseudorubella, Roseola, Roseola infantilis, and Roseola infantum.