slapped cheek rash

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slapped cheek rash

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slapped cheek rash


Definition A circumscribed, intense facial erythema of sudden onset, which has been fancifully likened to the transient erythema seen post cheeky child cheek slappery. The facial rash is followed by an maculopapular rash of the entire body, characteristic of the so-called fifth disease (erythema infectiosum), caused by parvovirus B19.

Reference NEJM 1994; 331:1062icm

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