Definition of Epidemic roseola

1. Noun. A contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester.

Exact synonyms: German Measles, Rubella, Three-day Measles
Generic synonyms: Measles, Morbilli, Rubeola

Medical Definition of Epidemic roseola

1. An acute, usually benign, infectious disease caused by a togavirus and most often affecting children and nonimmune young adults, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and spreads to the lymphatic system. It is characterised by a slight cold, sore throat and fever, followed by enlargement of the postauricular, suboccipital and cervical lymph nodes and the appearances of a fine pink rash that begins on the head and spreads to become generalised. Synonym: German measles, rubeola. Origin: L. Rubellus = reddish, ruber = red (17 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epidemic Roseola

epidemic meningitis
epidemic myalgia
epidemic myalgia virus
epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis
epidemic myalgic encephalomyelopathy
epidemic myositis
epidemic nausea
epidemic neuromyasthenia
epidemic nonbacterial gastroenteritis
epidemic parotiditis
epidemic parotitis
epidemic parotitis virus
epidemic pleurodynia
epidemic pleurodynia virus
epidemic polyarthritis
epidemic roseola (current term)
epidemic stomatitis
epidemic tetany
epidemic transient diaphragmatic spasm
epidemic tremor
epidemic typhus
epidemic vertigo
epidemic vomiting

Literary usage of Epidemic roseola

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A treatise on the theory and practice of medicine by John Syer Bristowe (1880)
"... and when typhoid symptom* are present, stimulants are imperative. In most cases of measles they are quite unnecessary. VI. epidemic roseola ..."

2. Elements of practical medicine by Alfred Henry Carter (1888)
"epidemic roseola. [ epidemic roseola, or German measles, is an infectious eruptive fever, of more common occurrence among children than adults. ..."

3. The Theory and practice of medicine by Frederick Thomas Roberts (1884)
"... NOTHA—epidemic roseola—GERMAN MEASLES. It is necessary to consider briefly an affection to which the above and other names have been applied, ..."

4. Medical Diagnosis: Special Diagnosis of Internal Medicine by Wilhelm Olivier von Leube, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1904)
"... RUBELLA, GERMAN MEASLES, FRENCH MEASLES, epidemic roseola Even up to the most recent time the character of ..."

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