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Are There Other Names for Roseola?
Over the years, roseola has had several different names including roseola infantum, roseola infantilis, and exanthem subitum. In the past, roseola was also called sixth disease, underscoring the fact that it was one of the six childhood viral skin infections, and the illness lasts for approximately six days. Other childhood diseases that were once known only by a numerical name include scarlet fever, measles, and German measles.
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2014
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