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What are the symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ruben Nazario
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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