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Fifth's disease for an young adult. What are the usual symptoms?
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Fifth Disease
Fifth disease usually starts with a mild vague illness and nonspecific symptoms.
Fever occurs 15%-30% of the time, along with nasal congestion and drainage, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, and a headache. This lasts for several days. Then, seven to 10 days later, the characteristic facial rash (the "slapped cheeks" appearance) develops abruptly. Typically, the facial rash is bright red.

In brief: Fifth Disease
Fifth disease usually starts with a mild vague illness and nonspecific symptoms.
Fever occurs 15%-30% of the time, along with nasal congestion and drainage, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches, and a headache. This lasts for several days. Then, seven to 10 days later, the characteristic facial rash (the "slapped cheeks" appearance) develops abruptly. Typically, the facial rash is bright red.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Usually...
...Only the typical rash - slapped cheeks followed by lacy extremity rash.
Sometimes mild weakness or malaise. Fever is rare.

In brief: Usually...
...Only the typical rash - slapped cheeks followed by lacy extremity rash.
Sometimes mild weakness or malaise. Fever is rare.
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