A. Caused by HHV6
B. Marked erythema of the cheeks or slapped cheek appearance often with relative circum-oral pallor.
C. Infection during pregnancy can result in hydrops fetalis due to fetal anemia.
D. Arthritis is a complication.
The condition shown in the picture above represents erythema infectiosum.
Erythema infectiosum also known as fifth disease is caused by Parvo Virus (B-19).
- Most common clinical manifestation of human parvovirus infection.
- Most common complication is arthritis
- Incubation period is 4 to 14 days.
- Prodromal illness is minimal.