Fifth Disease (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth - Sudden bleeding thumb fifth disease
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Fifth disease, also called Erythema infectiosum, is a mild viral illness that most commonly affects children. It is called fifth disease because it is the fifth of the five viral rash diseases of childhood (the other four being measles, rubella, chicken pox and roseola). All patients who presented with sudden onset blue discolouration of a finger within The acute blue finger is a benign condition not suggestive of arterial embolisation. Trauma may include local bruising or bleed into a tendon sheath. . Up to a fifth of patients with Raynaud's phenomenon, who have autoanti-bodies or.