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PV causes fifth disease in children and polyarthropathy in adults.
SLAPPED Cheek Syndrome, also known as fifth disease or erythema infectiosum, is a common viral infection in children.
1] It's caused by the parvovirus B19 pathogen and is the fifth disease in the group of six childhood exanthems.
Fifth disease gets its name by being the fifth childhood disease that we can expect to catch, after measles etc.
Also known as Parvovirus B19, or Fifth Disease, it is a common childhood illness.
The singer was struck down by fifth disease, a viral illness caused by parvovirus B19, and was rushed to hospital at the Easter weekend.