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Fifth disease is a viral disease that often results in a red rash on the arms, legs, and cheeks. It can be more severe for pregnant women or anyone with a compromised immune system. Most doctors advise people with fifth disease to wait out the symptoms.
Though fifth disease is more common in children, adults can have it without any noticeable symptoms. Often incorrectly referred to as "fifths disease," fifth disease also called erythema infectiosum is an illness caused by a virus known as parvovirus B The condition often leaves a blotchy, red rash on the face referred to as a "slapped cheek.
Parvovirus B19 causes fifth disease. The rash may last from 1 to 3 weeks. During that time, the rash may come and go.
Fifth disease, also called Erythema infectiosum, is a mild viral illness that most commonly affects children. It is called fifth disease because it is the fifth of the five viral rash diseases of childhood the other four being measles, rubella, chicken pox and roseola. A child with the disease may have mild cold or flu-like symptoms followed a few days later by a red rash on the cheeks, torso and limbs.
Human parvovirus, or parvovirus B19, is a common infectious viral disease that is spread from person to person. Cases of parvovirus infection are more likely to occur in late winter to early spring. Local outbreaks of human parvovirus infection tend to be cyclical.
Fifth disease is an infection caused by a virus called parvovirus B It is an infection of the airway and lungs. It often appears as a bright red rash on the face, especially in children.
Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common viral infection among school-aged children. It is caused by parvovirus B19, which spreads through direct contact with fluids or mucus from the nose or mouth of an infected person. Fifth disease causes a bright red "slapped cheek" rash that doesn't appear until an infected person is no longer contagious. Fifth disease usually is a mild illness, and some people who are infected may never realize they have it.
Fifth disease is a mild viral infection that is more common in children. It is caused by human parvovirus B It is called fifth disease because it was fifth on a list of illnesses that caused rashes in children in the past.
Fifth disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B It is more common in children than adults. A person usually gets sick with fifth disease within four to 14 days after getting infected with parvovirus B This disease, also called erythema infectiosum, got its name because it was fifth in a list of historical classifications of common skin rash illnesses in children.