Fifth Disease Quiz
by Staff
Without the eye of a physician it can be difficult to guess the rash. But by the time we're adults we've seen a lot of rashes. Test your rash IQ this quiz about fifth disease, one of the most common rashes among kids and teens.

True or false: Fifth disease is caused by a fungal infection.

  • True
  • False

What virus causes fifth disease?

  • cytomegalovirus
  • parvovirus
  • human papillomavirus

In addition to fifth disease, what other names is parvovirus infection known as?

  • cradle cap
  • slapped cheek disease
  • diaper rash

Which of the following is not a disease with traits similar to a parvovirus infection?

  • Dukes' disease
  • milia
  • rubella
  • scarlet fever
  • measles

How many people have had parvovirus infection?

  • 10 to 20 percent
  • 40 to 60 percent
  • nearly 80 percent

Which is not a symptom of fifth disease?

  • a red rash
  • sore throat
  • upset stomach
  • itching
  • all of these are symptoms

Why is fifth disease known as slapped cheek disease?

  • because of its hallmark red rash on the buttocks
  • because of its hallmark red rash on the cheeks
  • because of its large red blotches on the inner lining of the cheeks

True or false: Fifth disease is contagious.

  • True
  • False

Which is not a treatment for fifth disease?

  • fluids
  • rest
  • pain relievers
  • antibiotics

Which is not a symptom of parvovirus infection in adults?

  • a red rash
  • sore joints
  • pregnancy complications
  • pus-filled blisters that crust over