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My child has a rash on his cheeks that looks like he was slapped? What caused this?
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine
In brief: Many causes
There are many causes, but the one you're probably thinking of is fifth disease, or parvovirus b19.
This child should be seen by their physician.

In brief: Many causes
There are many causes, but the one you're probably thinking of is fifth disease, or parvovirus b19.
This child should be seen by their physician.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
In brief: ? Fifth Disease
There are several common rashes and infections which can cause reddened cheeks.
The most famous rash for causing the "slapped cheeks" appearance is fifth disease. Fifth disease is caused by the virus commonly called parvovirus b19 (erythrovirus). It is a very common infection of childhood and is generally mild and self limited. It can cause miscarrages in women if infected during pregnancy.

In brief: ? Fifth Disease
There are several common rashes and infections which can cause reddened cheeks.
The most famous rash for causing the "slapped cheeks" appearance is fifth disease. Fifth disease is caused by the virus commonly called parvovirus b19 (erythrovirus). It is a very common infection of childhood and is generally mild and self limited. It can cause miscarrages in women if infected during pregnancy.
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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