erythema infectiosum


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erythema in·fec·ti·os·um

 (ĭn-fĕk′shē-ō′səm)
[New Latin, infectious erythema.]
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The East Asian country has reported outbreaks of rubella, syphilis, and fifth disease (Erythema infectiosum).
Bullae or vesicles are considered rare manifestations of parvovirus B19 infection, which more typically presents with a "slapped-cheek" appearance and lacy exanthema, sometimes called erythema infectiosum.
Erythema infectiosum, also known as fifth disease, is a viral exanthem linked to parvovirus B19.
Introduction: Human parvovirus (HPV) B19 may cause syndromes with a different clinic such as erythema infectiosum, non-immune hydrops fetalis, temporary aplastic anemia and arthropathy.
A total of 27 sera from patients with erythema infectiosum and five sera from HIV-infected patients that tested positive for B19V DNA during the study period were analyzed.
Infection with HPVB19 is known to cause several clinical manifestations, such as erythema infectiosum (fifth disease), transient aplastic crisis, pure red cell aplasia, nonimmune hydrops fetalis, glomerulopathy, and anemia in end-stage renal disease [1, 2].
Those readers who have come across parvovirus B19 (that would be the vast majority of you as unwitting hosts, and a large number of you, professionally dealing with it in the form of erythema infectiosum or Fifth Disease) have met an organism which employs a variation on this strategy as its replication mechanism.
It is also called fifth disease, "slapped cheek" or erythema infectiosum.