Roseola

Or erythema subitum, or Sixth disease.  Dramatic viral rash.  Caused by Herpesvirus 6 and 7.

Classically high fever, URTI symptoms or no focus, potentially febrile convulsion!  Then rash appears as fever subsides, day 2-4.

Rash is widespread fine maculopapular, can be pale haloes around spots, mostly on trunk.  Can be in mouth!  Not itchy.

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