Research Article

Erythema infectiosum: an outbreak of "slapped cheek" disease in north Devon.

Br Med J 1976; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.6014.885 (Published 10 April 1976) Cite this as: Br Med J 1976;1:885
  1. H E Cramp,
  2. B D Armstrong

    Abstract

    An outbreak of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease; megalerythema epidemicum) which occurred in a small north Devon town (population 3600) during the spring of 1975 is reported. All fifty-eight cases displayed the diagnostic "slapped cheek" appearance. Virological studies gave disappointingly negative results.