Fifth disease, also know as erythema infectiosum, is a common childhood illness caused by human parvovirus B19. The characteristic sign is a "slapped cheek" appearance. It can also cause stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.
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CDC - Parvovirus B19 (Fifth Disease)
Includes cause, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
eMedicine - Parvovirus B19 Infection
Article by Dennis Cunningham, MD.
eMedicine Health - Fifth Disease
Features cause, symptoms, tests, treatment, and prevention.
Erythema Infectiosum - Fifth Disease
Features the reason for the name "fifth disease", symptoms, and risks.
Erythema Infectiosum - Fifth Disease - emedicine
Includes information on the cause - human Parvovirus B19, signs and symptoms, complications, prevention, and photographs.
Pateient information with cause, images, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
Fifth Disease - KidsHealth
Fifth disease is a viral illness that causes a bright red rash among its symptoms. Features signs and symptoms, treatment, risks, prevention, and description of the parvo B19 virus that causes the disease.
Fifth Disease: Dr. Greene's HouseCalls
Discusses slap cheek (or fifth disease), contagiousness, and how to the identify symptoms.
An educational site used to educate mothers, mid-wives and health care providers about fifth disease and the problems that it can cause during pregnancy. Includes diagnosis and treatment and find out if you are at risk.
MayoClinic.com - Fifth Disease
Includes symptoms, cause, diagnosis, complications, and treatment.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Fifth Disease
Factsheet with cause, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
NHS Choices: Slapped Cheek Syndrome
Provides information on this viral infection. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.
Patient UK: Parvovirus Infection (including Erythema Infectiosum)
Provides information on this infection, including its epidemiology, presentation, complications, differential diagnosis, investigation, management, prognosis and prevention.
Provides information on slapped cheek syndrome, also known as fifth disease or parvovirus b19. Emphasizes the danger of the virus for pregnant women.
Wikipedia: Erythema infectiosum
Encyclopedia article on this viral disease, also known as fifth disease or slapped cheek syndrome.
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