What is slapped cheek rash and how do i avoid it?
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
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Fifth's Disease: Slapped cheek disease is a common virus. Its latin name is erythema infectiosum. It is caused by parvovirus b19. It is a benign childhood illness and is only a concern to pregnant mothers in the first trimester.It starts with red cheeks like one has been slapped and then spreads downward on the arms, trunk, legs. It looks lacy on the rest of the body. It improves in a few days.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: Slapped cheek rash?
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Pediatrics 38 years experience
Slapped cheek rash: Slapped cheek rash is characteristic of erythema infectiosum or fifth disease. Patients with fifth disease also have a lacy red rash on the rest of their body. The organism causing this is parvovirus B19. More information: https://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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