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What causes 5th disease?
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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Pediatrics
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In brief: Parvovirus B19
Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19.
The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs.

In brief: Parvovirus B19
Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19.
The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs.
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Dr. Ruben Nazario
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
In brief: A virus- parvo B19
Fifth disease is a viral infection that causes a lacy rash on the arms and legs with red cheeks that looks like the child was slapped.

In brief: A virus- parvo B19
Fifth disease is a viral infection that causes a lacy rash on the arms and legs with red cheeks that looks like the child was slapped.
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
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