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Slap-cheek syndrome

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 »

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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. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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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