fifth disease


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fifth disease:

see parvovirusparvovirus
, any of several small DNA viruses that cause several diseases in animals, including humans. In humans, parvoviruses cause fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum, an acute disease usually affecting young children.
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Unfortunately for those who haven't been infected previously in childhood, fifth disease in adults can be a painful infection, particularly in the joints with symptoms that mimic rheumatoid arthritis.
The license provides Meridian with exclusive and global rights to utilize the patented technology to develop, manufacture and market the Parvovirus B19 Vaccine for Fifth Disease, Transient Aplastic Crisis (TAC), and Hydrops Fetalis.
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THE childhood infection, slapped cheek syndrome, or Fifth Disease, is caused by a virus with an incubation period of 4-14 days, sometimes as long as 20 days.
The results of the study do not contradict previous findings that fetal death is associated with such febrile diseases as fifth disease, listeriosis, and psittacosis because such infections are rare and account for only a small percentage of febrile diseases overall.