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Description:This image depicts the upper back and arms of a young girl who’d been diagnosed with a case of erythema infectiosum, or Fifth disease. See PHIL 4507, for an anterior view of this patient where you’ll note that the cheeks of this girl’s face displayed signs of this ailment.
Human parvovirus B19 is the cause of erythema infectiosum, or Fifth disease, a common rash illness that is usually acquired in childhood. B19 may be transmitted through contact with infected persons, fomites, or large airborne droplets.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Philip Brachman
Creation Date:1961
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Links:CDC - National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Division of Viral Diseases; Parvovirus B19 and Fifth Disease: Fifth Disease
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