fifthdisease


fifthdisease
fifth disease n.
A mild viral disease occurring mainly in early childhood, characterized by fever, a rosy-red rash on the cheeks that often spreads to the trunk and limbs, and usually arthritis and malaise. Also called erythema infectiosum.
  [From its being fifth in frequency of rash-producing childhood diseases.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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