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erythema infectiosum

 

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

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