What are the indications of arthropathy in patients with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Arthropathy is observed most commonly in adult women and occurs in fewer than 10% of children. It is a symmetrical polyarthritis, usually involving finger joints. The onset of joint symptoms occurs 2-3 weeks after exposure.


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