Mild viral disease of infancy and childhood characterized by high fever and enlarged lymph node.
Roseola infantum is a mild viral disease affecting infants and young children between the ages of 6-18 months. It is characterized by an abrupt high fever of 104°F (40°C) or higher, mild pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx), a runny nose, and enlarged lymph nodes.
Treatment includes bed rest, fluids, and medication to reduce the fever.
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