Slapped cheek disease (erythema infectiosum) is also known as fifth disease because it was the last of five 'red rash' childhood diseases to be defined after scarlet fever, measles, rubella, and roseola. It is characterised by fever and red cheeks.
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a childhood infection caused by a virus, which often starts as a rash on the cheeks and spreads
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Our Fifth disease Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Fifth disease Fifth disease: An oddly named disease caused by a virus called parvovirus B 19. (In the pre-vaccination era, fifth disease was frequently the "fifth disease" that a child contracted...
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<disease> An acute viral infection (human parvovirus) in children that manifests with a fever and a unique facial rash (slapped cheek appearance). After 1-2 days the rash will often spread to the extremities and trunk. The illness is nonserious and self-limiting. Environmental factors such as ...
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(fifth) erythema infectiosum. In 1905 a French physician assigned numbers to the common childhood diseases characterized by rashes; German measles was “first disease,” scarlet fever was “third disease,” and so on. Although the numerical nomenclature in general has disappeared...
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Type: Term Synonyms: erythema infectiosum
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Erythema infectiosum or fifth disease is one of several possible manifestations of infection by erythrovirus, previously called parvovirus B19. The disease is also referred to as slapped cheek syndrome, slapcheek, slap face or slapped face. In Japan the disease is called `apple sickness` or `ringo-...
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An illness that is caused by a the human parvovirus B19, which is transmitted through respiratory secretions and blood. Fifth disease is most common in the early spring and children ages 2-12 are the most likely to develop the illness. Most cases are contagious before the actual onset of the illness...
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fifth disease: see parvovirus.
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