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Monday, January 11, 2010

Roseola Infantum (ak.a. baby measles)

Just came from lil Keona's pediatrician to check some rashes that are sprouting on her back and front including her face. The diagnosis? Lil Keona is suffering from Roseola infantum , a mild viral illness most commomly affecting young children from age 6 to 24 months. Roseola is primarily caused by a virus called human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and less commonly by human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7). Her pediatrician explained that this disease is an opposite of German measles because in German measles, it will start with rashes and when the rashes are full blown, fever goes high also. But in Roseola infantum, fever first for 2-3 days and then when the rashes show up, the fever is gone which is what's happening with my lil gurl.

I was kinda alarmed because I thought it was German measles for she has not been immunized yet with MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) because we were focused and occupied with her operation and her recurrent UTI.

Hopefully, she'll be OK in a few days because she's one of the flower girls in Tito Troy's wedding next week. Good thing the doctor said, it will be gone in 3 days.

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  1. Hi Sam!

    My little boy had measles a week before his 1st birthday, It was scary because the fever is going up to 38-39 degrees! but after 2 or 3 days, rashes started coming out so we know he's getting better. That's tigdas-hangin, it's how they call it.

    Hope Keona's better now! Prayers for your little angel :)

  2. Hi thirdy_smom. Thanks for the comments and I appreciate the concern:).


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