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What is fifth disease?


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June 28, 2016 10:51AM

Fifth disease is similar to chicken pox or other type viral infections. It is most commonly seen in children but some adults can be affected. A hallmark of the condition is a lacy type rash that starts on the trunk and spreads to the limbs. Typically the rash lasts only a couple of days or so but can reoccur. Especially in adults severe body aches are common.