Date: Apr 17, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
While rosy cheeks can be a sign of health in young children, that was certainly not the case
for a six-year-old boy whose pink cheeks were recently identified as the symptom of a virus.
According to Reshining Clinic deputy superintendent Pan Chun-shen (潘俊伸), the boy’s parents thought the red blotches on his cheeks were caused by warm weather, until they started spreading to his torso and limbs a few days later.
“The rashes were slightly itchy and were accompanied by fever and a runny nose, which led the clinic to diagnose the boy with parvovirus B19 infection, a common illness in children that is sometimes referred to as slapped-cheek syndrome or the fifth disease,” Pan said. [FULL STORY]