Everything you need to know
about Fifth Disease
Slapped Cheek Syndrome
Fifth illness, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a contagious viral infection that affects children of school age. It’s most prevalent throughout the winter and spring.
When it was the fifth on a list of six identified childhood rash-forming disorders many years ago, it was given the name Fifth Disease. Rubella, measles, scarlet fever, chickenpox, and roseola infantum are among the others.