Aug 27, 2019 · Fifth disease is a viral disease that often results in a red rash on the arms, legs, and cheeks. For this reason, it’s also known as “slapped cheek disease.” It’s fairly common and mild in Author: Autumn Rivers And Winnie Yu.
Fifth Disease is not just restricted to children, although it's more common for children to be infected with fifth disease, fifth disease in adults is not so uncommon and can contract the virus too especially if another member of the household currently has the disease.
Not all children with fifth disease develop the rash. Some will have a rash that lasts several weeks or changes with environmental triggers like those mentioned above. Both are normal. The.