What are the signs and symptoms of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Mild prodromal symptoms begin approximately 1 week after exposure to PV-B19 and last 2-3 days. They include the following:

  • Headache

  • Fever

  • Sore throat

  • Pruritus

  • Coryza

  • Abdominal pain

  • Arthralgias

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