erythema infectiosum
(er"ě-the\'-mě)
A disease in children caused by the parvovirus B19. This disease is common in children between 4 and 11 years of age and is sometimes called fifth disease, since it was the fifth of six erythematous rash diseases in children in an older classification.

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  • Erythema infectiosum — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 B08.3 Erythema infectiosum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Erythema infectiosum — A sometimes used Latin name for fifth disease. See Fifth disease. * * * erythema in·fec·ti·o·sum in .fek shē ō səm n fifth disease * * * a moderately contagious, often benign epidemic disease seen mainly in children and caused by B19 virus; the… …   Medical dictionary

  • erythema infectiosum — inˌfekshēˈōsəm noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, infectious erythema : fifth disease herein * * * /in fek shee oh seuhm/. See fifth disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • erythema infectiosum — /in fek shee oh seuhm/. See fifth disease. * * * …   Universalium

  • infectiosum — see ERYTHEMA INFECTIOSUM …   Medical dictionary

  • Erythema — Not to be confused with Arrythmia. Erythema Classification and external resources Characteristic bull s eye rash (erythema migrans) of early Lyme …   Wikipedia

  • Erythema infektiosum — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 B08.3 Erythema infectiosum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • erythema — n. flushing of the skin due to dilatation of the blood capillaries in the dermis. It may be physiological or a sign of inflammation or infection. Erythema nodosum is characterized by tender bruiselike swellings on the shins and is often… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Erythema — A redness of the skin resulting from inflammation, for example, as caused by sunburn. * * * Redness due to capillary dilation. [G. e., flush] e. ab igne a reticulated, pigmented, macular eruption that occurs, often on the shins, in bakers,… …   Medical dictionary

  • slapped cheek disease — erythema infectiosum …   Medical dictionary

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