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Viral Infections in Childhood: Fifth Disease

Description

Erythema Infectiosum : Contagious infection with human B19 Parvovirus most commonly seen in school age children and characterized by fever, headache, and rashes of the face, trunk, and extremities. It is often confused with rubella. [1]

Parvovirus B19, Human : The sole species of ERYTHROVIRUS and the etiological agent of ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM, a disease most commonly seen in school-age children. [1]

[1] MeSH 2001 © National Library of Medicine


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