Which conditions may be triggered by erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Other illnesses that occasionally may be linked to or triggered by PV-B19 include the following:

  • Viral-associated hemocytophagia

  • Rheumatoid arthritis/chronic polyarthritis mimicking rheumatoid arthritis [39]

  • Systemic sclerosis

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

  • Autoimmunelike pulmonary disease [40]

  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

  • Diamond-Blackfan–like anemia

  • Acute vasculitic syndromes

  • Atypical and nonspecific erythematous exanthem

  • Myocarditis/pancarditis [41]

  • Hepatitis - Rarely, elevated liver transaminases or hepatitis may occur alone or with aplastic crisis [27, 42]

  • Uveitis

  • Seizures, encephalitis, and other neurologic manifestations, including cerebral infarction [43, 44, 45]

  • Glomerulonephritis/nephrotic syndrome [46]

  • Sepsislike syndrome [47]

  • Bullous eruption [48]


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