What is the prevalence of arthropathies in erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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These occur in up to 10% of pediatric patients and up to 50% of adult patients. Arthropathy usually lasts 2-4 weeks, but on rare occasions it can last months to years.


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