Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis 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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In adult patients with acute arthropathy and rash, consider the following differentials:

  • Allergic-hypersensitivity reaction

  • Classic viral exanthems

  • Disseminated gonococcal infection

  • Epstein-Barr virus infection

  • Hepatitis

  • Lyme disease

  • Rheumatologic disorders

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