Erythema Infectiosum with Classical “Slapped Cheek” appearance and Myositis – a case report
Sandeep Kumar1, Akshit Sapehia2, Harshita Thakur3
1Sandeep Kumar, Medical Officer Specialist, Paediatrics, Civil Hospital Amb
2Akshit Sapehia, Medical Officer Specialist, Paediatrics, Civil Hospital Shahpur
3Harshita Thakur, Medical Officer, CHC Sullah, Block Bhawarna, District Kangra
Abstract: Erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) is a common benign pediatric condition caused by BI9 parvovirus. It can be identified clinically by a "slapped cheek" appearance that is often followed by reticulated exanthem on the trunk and extremities. This case report provides a concise overview of erythema infectiosum in a 7 year old girl child who presented with a fairly prominent classic rash and generalized symptoms.
Keywords: Erythema infectiosum, slapped cheek, generalized symptoms.