Description of Rash
Tiny pustules start on back, chest, or scalp and spread for three to four days. Pustules form blisters, then crust, then fall away.
Beginning with "slapped cheek" appearance, then red spots suddenly cover entire body, lasting up to two days.
Thin-walled blisters and thick, crusted lesions appear.
Large rash resembling a bull's-eye usually appears on thighs or trunk.
Flushing leads to sunburned appearance in center of face. Red pimples and then wavy red lines develop.
Following high fever, red spots suddenly cover entire body, lasting up to two days.
Rash resembling sunburn with goose bumps begins below ears, on chest and underarms, and spreads to abdomen, limbs, and face. Skin may peel.
Small, clear blisters appear on inflamed skin. Blisters enlarge, become cloudy, crust, then fall off.
Human parvovirus B19
Streptococcus pyogenes Borrelia burgdorferi
Group A Streptococcus
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