Which age groups have the highest incidence of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Approximately 70% of erythema infectiosum cases occur in children aged 5-15 years, but the disease can develop at any age. [33] PV-B19 infection can lead to the classic symptoms of erythema infectiosum in adults but more often manifests as an acute arthropathy without cutaneous eruption.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!