What are the sexual predilections 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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Males and females are infected equally by erythema infectiosum, although arthropathy is more common in women. In addition, women may be affected by complications from erythema infectiosum during pregnancy. [31, 32]


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