erythema infectiosum

[ ĭn-fĕk′shē-ōsəm ]

n.

A mild infectious disease occurring mainly in early childhood, marked by a rosy-red maculopapular rash on the cheeks, often spreading to the trunk and limbs. Fever and arthritis may also be present.fifth disease

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