Erythema infectiosum

What is Erythema infectiosum?

Not to be confused with sixth disease. See Exanthema subitum.

Erythema infectiosum or fifth disease is one of several possible manifestations of infection by parvovirus B19.

The name "fifth disease" comes from its place on the standard list of rash-causing childhood diseases, which also includes measles, scarlet fever, and rubella.

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My 4 year old has a low grade temperature (99.8) and flushed cheeks . She had fifths disease as an infant , but is it possible for her to get it a...

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ther are chances of your kid gettin a second time of the erythema infectiosum (fifth disease). Outbreaks tend to happen in the...

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my 22 month old has been recovering from a stomach virus. He had a low grade fever for over a week, throwing up, a rash the first two days (lower...

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Fever with rash is caused by variety of reasons [measles, chicken pox, roseola,scarlet rash, erythema infectiosum, Kawasaki disease, CMV,...

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Hi, I suddenly developed a rash around my elbows which climbed up the back of my upper arms last night. Now I have a sunburn like rash on my arms...

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Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
There is rashes over elbows and spreading over others part of body.
As you mentioned in your query...

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