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Erythema infectiosum or fifth disease is one of several possible manifestations of infection by parvovirus B19. [1]

31 relations: Antipyretic, Arthritis, Blood, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheek, Chemotherapy, Dukes' disease, Exanthem, Hemolytic anemia, Hereditary spherocytosis, HIV/AIDS, Hydrops fetalis, Immunity (medical), Infectious disease (medical specialty), Joint, List of cutaneous conditions, Measles, Miscarriage, Mucus, Parvovirus B19, Rash, Reticulocytopenia, Robert Willan, Roseola, Rubella, Saliva, Scarlet fever, Self-limiting (biology), Sickle cell disease, Swelling (medical), Theodor Escherich.


Antipyretics (from anti- 'against' and 'feverish') are substances that reduce fever.

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Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints.

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Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States.

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Cheeks (buccae) constitute the area of the face below the eyes and between the nose and the left or right ear.

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Chemotherapy (often abbreviated to chemo and sometimes CTX or CTx) is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapeutic agents) as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen.

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Dukes' disease

Dukes' disease, named after Clement Dukes, also known as fourth disease or Filatov-Dukes' disease (after Nil Filatov), is an exanthem.

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An exanthem or exanthema (from Greek ἐξάνθημα exánthēma, "a breaking out") is a widespread rash usually occurring in children.

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Hemolytic anemia

Hemolytic anemia or haemolytic anaemia is a form of anemia due to hemolysis, the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells (RBCs), either in the blood vessels (intravascular hemolysis) or elsewhere in the human body (extravascular, but usually in the spleen).

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Hereditary spherocytosis

Hereditary spherocytosis (also known as Minkowski–Chauffard syndrome) is an abnormality of red blood cells, or erythrocytes.

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Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Hydrops fetalis

Hydrops fetalis is a condition in the fetus characterized by an accumulation of fluid, or edema, in at least two fetal compartments.

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Immunity (medical)

In biology, immunity is the balanced state of multicellular organisms having adequate biological defenses to fight infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion, while having adequate tolerance to avoid allergy, and autoimmune diseases.

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Infectious disease (medical specialty)

Infectious disease, also known as infectious diseases, infectious medicine, infectious disease medicine or infectiology, is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis, control and treatment of infections.

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A joint or articulation (or articular surface) is the connection made between bones in the body which link the skeletal system into a functional whole.

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List of cutaneous conditions

Many conditions affect the human integumentary system—the organ system covering the entire surface of the body and composed of skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands.

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Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus.

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Miscarriage, also known as spontaneous abortion and pregnancy loss, is the natural death of an embryo or fetus before it is able to survive independently.

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Mucus is a slippery aqueous secretion produced by, and covering, mucous membranes.

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Parvovirus B19

Primate erythroparvovirus 1, generally referred to as B19 virus, parvovirus B19 or sometimes erythrovirus B19, was the first (and until 2005 the only) known human virus in the family Parvoviridae, genus Erythroparvovirus; it measures only 23–26 nm in diameter.

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A rash is a change of the human skin which affects its color, appearance, or texture.

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Reticulocytopenia, also known as an "aplastic crisis" or "marrow failure", is the medical term for an abnormal decrease of reticulocytes in the body.

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Robert Willan

Robert Willan (12 November 1757 near Sedbergh, Yorkshire – 7 April 1812, Madeira) was an English physician and the founder of dermatology as a medical specialty.

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Roseola is an infectious disease caused by certain types of virus.

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Rubella, also known as German measles or three-day measles, is an infection caused by the rubella virus.

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Saliva is a watery substance formed in the mouths of animals, secreted by the salivary glands.

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Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a disease which can occur as a result of a group A ''streptococcus'' (group A strep) infection.

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Self-limiting (biology)

In biology, a self-limiting organism or colony of organisms limits its own growth by its actions.

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Sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of blood disorders typically inherited from a person's parents.

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Swelling (medical)

In medical parlance, swelling, turgescence or tumefaction is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not caused by proliferation of cells.

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Theodor Escherich

Theodor Escherich (29 November 1857 – 15 February 1911) was a German-Austrian pediatrician and a professor at universities in Graz and Vienna.

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