Viral Skin Diseases

Picture of Erythema Infectiosum

Picture of Fifth Disease (Erythema Infectiosum)

Erythema infectiosum (fifth disease). Erythema infectiosum is a common rash in children caused by parvovirus B19. It's often called slapped cheek disease because of the bright red spots that develop on a child's cheek who has it. It usually clears up on its own in a few weeks.

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Text Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention