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Classification and external resources
Specialty infectious disease
ICD-10 B09
Measles enanthema

Enanthem or enanthema is a rash (small spots) on the mucous membranes.[1] It is characteristic of patients with smallpox, measles, chicken pox and roseola infantum

It can also indicate hypersensitivity.[2]

Enanthema can present with viral exanthema.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "enanthema" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ Lanzafame M, Trevenzoli M, Lattuada E, Faggian F, Vento S, Concia E (March 2003). "Enanthema as the first clinical manifestation of abacavir hypersensitivity reaction: a case report". Infez Med. 11 (1): 40–1. PMID 12719670. 
  3. ^ Drago F, Rampini E, Rebora A (August 2002). "Atypical exanthems: morphology and laboratory investigations may lead to an aetiological diagnosis in about 70% of cases". Br. J. Dermatol. 147 (2): 255–60. PMID 12174095. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2133.2002.04826.x.