Maternal / Newborn Question #57
A 4-year-old has been exposed to fifth disease (erythema infectiosum). During the clinic assessment the nurse finds which characteristic signs that substantiate the diagnosis?
- Fine rash scattered on trunk
- Intense redness of both cheeks and extremities
- Low grade fever and vesicular lesions over scalp, face, and trunk
- Maculopapular rash with 3-days of fever.
The correct answer is B. Classic symptoms of erythema infectiosum starts with intense facial redness. Selection A may indicate scarlet fever; Selection C may represent varicella; and Selection D may represent roseola.