Which histologic findings are characteristic 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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Answer

Skin biopsy does not aid in diagnosis, but it may reveal nonspecific changes, including mild basilar vacuolation, dyskeratotic cells, and a sparse perivascular infiltrate.


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