erythema infectiosum

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erythema infectiosum erythema in·fec·ti·o·sum (ĭn-fěk'shē-ō'səm)
n.
A mild infectious disease occurring mainly in early childhood, marked by a rosy-red maculopapular rash on the cheeks, often spreading to the trunk and limbs. Fever and arthritis may also be present. Also called fifth disease.

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