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Fifth Disease Directory

Fifth disease is a viral infection that occurs mostly in children and causes a distinctive rash on the face. It is caused by the human parvovirus B19. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how fifth disease is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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The facts on 9 childhood illnesses you may not know about: RSV, fifth disease, croup, scarlet fever, impetigo, Kawasaki disease, Reye's syndrome, whooping cough, and hand, foot, and mouth disease.

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