Definition: a mild infectious exanthema of childhood characterized by an erythematous maculopapular eruption, resulting in a lacelike rash on the extremities and a “slapped cheek” appearance on the face. Fever and arthritis may also accompany infection; caused by Parvovirus B 19.
Synonym(s): fifth disease
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.