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What causes fatigue, vomiting and rashes on upper body and arms?

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Posted on Tue, 24 May 2016
Question: at what ages can children have fifths rash and how many times can they contract it?
symptoms..fatigue, vomiting for one day, no fever. rash appeared next day. is located on upper body and arms. child did have some face flush prior to the vomiting day.
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Occurs due to a viral infection

Detailed Answer:
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Fifth disease (also called erythema infectiosum) is caused by parvovirus B19. This infection occurs primarily in school-age children between 5 and 14 years of age during winter and spring. Usually, kids who have been infected with this virus, become immune to it and do not become infected again.

Rashes in children can occur due to many viruses and it is not necessarily due to this virus alone.

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What causes fatigue, vomiting and rashes on upper body and arms?

Brief Answer: Occurs due to a viral infection Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Fifth disease (also called erythema infectiosum) is caused by parvovirus B19. This infection occurs primarily in school-age children between 5 and 14 years of age during winter and spring. Usually, kids who have been infected with this virus, become immune to it and do not become infected again. Rashes in children can occur due to many viruses and it is not necessarily due to this virus alone. Regards