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...
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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.

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