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Medical Term:

the six erythematous diseases

Pronunciation: siks er-i-them'a-tus di-zez'

Definition: these pediatric exanthematous disorders have historically been ordered as follows: First disease: measles Second disease: scarlet fever (scarlatina) Third disease: rubella (German measles) Fourth disease:Filatov Duke disease (now considered the same as exanthema subitum) Fifth disease: erythema infectiosum Sixth disease: exanthema subitum (roseola).

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