Thursday, April 26, 2012
Erythema infectiosum aka "Fifth Disease" is a viral illness caused from Parvovirus B19 which affects children ages 5-15. The child appears with a rash on their cheeks "slapped cheek" and spreads down their trunk and extremities. They are most contagious before the rash appears once the rash appears they are no longer contagious. So more than likely KK picked this up from school. He never acted sick or had a fever so he went to school and probably infected more kids. But this is what the rash looked like on him.