Characteristic viral exanthem also known as 5th disease:
5th most common childhood rash historically described
Measles (1st), scarlet fever (2nd), rubella (3rd), Duke disease (4th), ro...
“Slapped-cheek” appearance most common in young children
Delayed symptoms 4–14 days later:
Diffuse, pruritic, lacy rash (absent in most adults), most pronounced i...
ABCs, supplemental oxygen if in...
Aplastic crisis or severe anemia
Nearly all patients
Normal CBC, O2 sat,...
Parvovirus B19 is usually a self-limited, mild illness.
Common symptoms include “slapped-cheeks” rash with subsequent diffuse lacy rash and arthropathy
Patients are no longer contagi...
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Vafaie J, Schwartz RA. Erythema infectiosum. J Cutan M...
34730008 erythema infectiosum (disorder)
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