Fifth Disease Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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

False. Fifth disease is caused by a virus, not a fungus.

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What virus causes fifth disease?

Parvovirus infection causes fifth disease.

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

Fifth disease is also called slapped cheek disease.

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

Fifth disease looks a lot like Dukes' disease, rubella, scarlet fever, and measles.

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How many people have had parvovirus infection?

It's estimated that about 40 to 60 percent of people have had the infection.

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Which is not a symptom of fifth disease?

These are all symptoms of fifth disease.

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Why is fifth disease known as slapped cheek disease?

Fifth disease's hallmark is a red rash on the cheeks, as if your face has been slapped.

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True or false: Fifth disease is contagious.

True. Fifth disease is contagious, but only in the days before the rash appears.

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Which is not a treatment for fifth disease?

Antibiotics are not used to treat fifth disease, which is caused by a viral not a bacterial infection.

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Which is not a symptom of parvovirus infection in adults?

While parvovirus causes a red rash, it does not cause blisters.

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About This Quiz

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.

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