What is the prognosis 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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Erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) is a self-limited illness that resolves without complications or sequelae in its classic childhood form. Infection in adults, hosts who are immunocompromised, and patients who are anemic or pregnant can result in more significant morbidity.


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