Slap-cheek syndrome: Introduction
The medical name is erythema infectiosum,
but it is commonly called "slap-cheek syndrome" because of the rosy slapped-like
appearance of the child's cheeks.
It is also called "Fifth disease", because it is the fifth of five common
child diseases causing similar rashes (the others are measles, rubella, scarlet fever
and Filatov-Dukes disease, a type of scarlet fever). ...more »
Symptoms of Slap-cheek syndrome
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immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears
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Prognosis for Slap-cheek syndrome
Prognosis for Slap-cheek syndrome:
Usually resolves by itself over time
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Definitions of Slap-cheek syndrome:
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.
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Slap-cheek syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Slap-cheek syndrome, or a subtype of Slap-cheek syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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