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Can adults catches roseola?

Can adults catches roseola?

Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such. ...Read more

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Roseola (Definition)

Roseola is a viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the 5th day after the fever ...Read more


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How do you catch roseola infantum?

How do you catch roseola infantum?

Roseola: Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (hhv) type 6 and possibly type 7. These viruses belong to the same family as the better-known herpes simplex viruses (hsv), but hhv-6 and hhv-7 do not cause the cold sores and genital herpes infections that hsv can cause. ...Read more

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Carrying roseola as an adult? Can an adult carry infant roseola without displaying symptoms?

Carrying roseola as an adult? Can an adult carry infant roseola without displaying symptoms?

Not likely: Chances are you had it as a child...It is so common. So you carry the antibodies not the illness. ...Read more

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I have an active HHV-6 infection. I did not have roseola as a child. Does this make any sense? Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?

I have an active HHV-6 infection.  I did not have roseola as a child.  Does this make any sense?  Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?

Saliva: it can be shared and transmitted from saliva. It can also be tested for by doing a western blot of the tonsils . If its present in saliva, it can be transmitted during sex. ...Read more

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How do people get roseola?

Virus: Roseola is a viral infection that causes a rash and fever. It is common in infants and children. The most common virus is human herpesvirus 6, but other viruses can cause the same clinical picture. Not the same herpes virus that causes painful genital blisters. It is spread from contact with respiratory secretions (ie saliva) of an infected person (usually before symptoms even show it is spread). ...Read more

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I've got roseola. Now what?

Nothing: Roseola is a viral illness which is most often benign and self limited. ...Read more

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Could teenagers get roseola?

Could teenagers get roseola?

Yes: If you didn't have it as a kid you could have it as an adult.I've seen it in parents who got it from their kid, who got it at day care. ...Read more

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What are the tests for roseola?

What are the tests for roseola?

Dx by Hx & exam: I don't recall ever needing or doing a "test" for roseola. It is a minor illness that is common & distinctive in its features.Most will label the process when enough features present, which often takes a few days. In a research setting, blood tests obtained at the time of first fever & 2-4 weeks later will document rise in antibody production to the virus. ...Read more

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