The Numbered Pediatric Rashes Revisited
‚ÄčI have been seeing a lot of second disease and fifth disease—it's that time of year. School is back in session, and winter is just around the corner.The rash-numbering system for these diseases is now a historical footnote, but fifth disease is still commonly used by physicians to refer to erythema infectiosum, a parvovirus. I suspect that this system was created as a memory device for similar names and the obscure Latin terms used for these diseases. Erythema infectiosum is also easy to confuse with the many other erythema rashes such as erythema migrans, erythema marginatum, erythema toxicum, and erythema multif...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - December 2, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Frankly my dear, I do give a damn
LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka: Paediatric Perplexity 016 An 18 month old girl is brought in by Gran after developing a very red rash over the last 2 days. She was seen by her GP a few days before with fevers, sore throat and lethargy and was diagnosed as a viral infection. However the rash then came up the following day and she seemed to deteriorate… What is the diagnosis? + Reveal Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet656783326'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink656783326')) S...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Johnny Iliff Tags: Clinical Cases Pediatrics paediatric rash scarlet Source Type: blogs

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 130
Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 130 Question 1 Lady Windermere Syndrome (named after Oscar Wilde’s play) refers to infection of the right middle lobe of the lung (or lingula) with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in elderly women. What predisposing activity does this eponym allude to? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1247768050'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1247768050')) Voluntary cough suppressi...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - December 19, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Niall Hamilton Tags: Frivolous Friday Five Tocoloshe MAC exanthems heroin Rinderpest Mycobacterium avium complex Lady Windermere Syndrome Source Type: blogs

Fifth Disease in Japan
The following background material on Fifth Disease in Japan is abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and reference 1   Primary references are available on request to the author. Epidemics of Parvovirus B19 infection occurred in Japan every ten years prior to 1980, and every five years since 1981.  Most cases occur during spring and summer, with highest rates among children ages 5 to 9 years.   See graph: Parvovirus B19 infection causes an estimated 107 fetal deaths and 21 hydrops fetalis cases per year (2014 publication) Eight cases of transfusion-associated Parvovirus B19 infection were reported...
Source: GIDEON blog - July 12, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology Graphs Outbreaks ProMED Erythema infectiosum Japan Parvovirus B19 Source Type: blogs

Parvovirus B19 in the United Kingdom
The following background data on Parvovirus B19 infection in the United Kingdom is abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series. [1,2] Parvovirus B19 (Erythrovirus B19) was first discovered in England in 1974, among serum specimens from healthy blood donors. – Highest rates are reported during spring and early summer. – Epidemics are reported every 4 to 5 years – the last occurring during 1997 to 1998. – Infection is estimated to occur in 1:512 pregnancies, and may account for as many as 150 fetal deaths annually (26% of viruses associated with fetal death).. The foll...
Source: GIDEON blog - July 20, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology ProMED Parvovirus B19 United Kingdom Source Type: blogs