Which specialist consultations are beneficial for patients with 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

The following referrals are made for patients with erythema infectiosum:

  • Dermatologist - Refer patients for diagnosis and dermatologic care

  • Internal medicine specialist - Refer patients for associated conditions

  • Obstetrician/gynecologist - Due to potential complications from intrauterine human parvovirus (PV) B19 infection, refer pregnant women who have IgM antibodies to PV-B19 or who have been exposed to the virus

Consider consultation with a hematologist and/or oncologist for patients in aplastic crisis.


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