The organism of toddlers is highly susceptible to various infectious diseases. One of them is roseola, a disease that is very acute, but practically without consequences. Her symptoms are often confused with signs of ARVI, rubella or even allergies, and eventually doctors can prescribe the wrong treatment. Let’s understand, what are the causes of the disease, its main symptoms, methods of diagnosis and therapy.
Roseola nursery is an acute infectious disease that affects mainly toddlers in the period of life up to 2 years, children of older age, and even more so adults, are much less likely to fall ill. This disease is very common, according to statistics, by the time of admission to kindergarten, almost 100% of children have already transferred it, therefore, they have persistent specific immunity.
Roseola is called in different ways: pseudo-red, childish fever, sudden exanthema and sixth illness. Such unusual names have grown out of the disease due to specific, often difficult to diagnose symptoms, because of which the infection can go unnoticed, even if you do not carry out the necessary treatment.
For a long time remained unclear for the doctors and the cause of the disease, but today it is absolutely certain that it is caused by two strains of the herpes virus (types 6 and 7). The virus first enters the skin, causing damage, and then penetrates into the mononuclear cells.