Friday, March 30, 2012
Fifth disease is a common viral infection of childhood. It is the "slapped cheek, lacey rash" viral illness. We have seen and heard of more cases of Fifth disease recently, so we believe there are more cases in the community. The Kids Health website has an excellent description of the illness here. Although if you have questions or concerns about the rash or are unsure if the rash is indeed Fifth's disease, we can see your child for walk-ins or a routine illness appointment. However, most children with Fifth disease do not need to see the doctor.