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What are the symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Rash: Fifth disease (also called "slapped cheeks" or erythema infectiosum), is a mild childhood viral infection caused by parvovirus. Generally, children are only mildly ill, but will develop a very distinct rash, first on the face, and then often on the arms and legs. They may have a runny nose or low grade fever as well.
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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Fever, aches, rash: Slapped cheek disease is also known as fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum. It is caused by parvovirus b19, a common virus of childhood. The main symptoms are fever, headaches, and body aches. About a week after these symptoms start, babies get the typical rash of this infection, giving a "slapped cheek" appearance to the face. The rash can also spread to the chest, arms and legs.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the common symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

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Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xianswered
General Practice 7 years experience
Varies: "slapped cheek disease" is caused by an infection with parvovirus b19. Symptoms vary by age, but early signs and symptoms of infection in children may include sore throat, slight fever, upset stomach, headache, fatigue and itching along with the distinctive facial rash (that resembles a slapped cheek). The infection is usually resolves itself without medication.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How did slapped cheek disease originate ?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Viral Illness: This is caused by a virus which spreads primarily thru respiratory droplets., .
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Do you get lumps with slapped cheek disease?

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Dr. Stuart Bradin
29 years experience
Perhaps: Might get accompanying swollen glands typically rash from slapped cheek disease is viral, flat, lacy, and blanchable.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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