slapped cheek appearance

slapped cheek appearance

A circumscribed, intense facial erythema of sudden onset, followed by an maculopapular rash of the entire body, characteristic of '5th disease'–erythema infectiosum, due to parvovirus B19. See Fifth disease, B19.
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