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Media file 1: This male infant has the common lacy rash on his face caused by fifth disease. He otherwise appears well. Photo courtesy of
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Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics


Lamont, R.F., J.D. Sobel, E. Vaisbuch, J.P. Kusanovic, S. Mazaki-Tovi, S.K. Kim, N. Uldbjerg, and R. Romero. "Parvovirus B19 Infection in Human Pregnancy." British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 118 (2011): 175-186.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Parvovirus B19 and Fifth Disease." Nov. 2, 2015. <

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