What information should be provided to parents/caregivers of patients with roseola infantum?

Updated: Oct 09, 2020
  • Author: Christopher R Gorman, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Answer

In the case of an otherwise healthy infant with roseola infantum, educating the parents is important to alleviate anxiety about the hyperpyrexia and possible associated seizure.

In patients who are immunocompromised, the complexity of overlapping signs and symptoms with other viral syndromes and parasitic and fungal infections must be explained.

For patient education resources, see the Children's Health Center, as well as Skin Rashes in Children.


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