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symptoms of fifth disease in adults

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Tichenor
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Weeks: Fifth disease can cause sore joints for weeks in adults. This will usually go away without any serious problems; however, pregnant women and people w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually no rash...: But fever and small joint pains, especially of the hands can occur.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Fifth disease …: …is a viral illness (parvovirus b19) aka erythema infectiosum or "slapped cheek" disease. Red cheeks, as if slapped, is one of first symptoms; some ma ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Probably not.: Many viruses can cause symptoms very similar to fifth disease (fever, red cheeks, reticulated rash), so getting that constellation of symptoms more th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
The same as kids: In adults who never had the disease as a kid, the same virus can trigger the same pattern of rash. We had many reported in my local about 4 years ago.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, not everyone: People who get parvovirus b19 infection can have no symptoms or can get "fifth disease". Kids get a rash, mild fever, and/or mild cold symptoms. Adult ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Certainly yes: Erythema infectiosum, commonly known as fifth disease, is most often a trivial childhood illness. However, if an adult who never had it before catche ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Fifths disease is caused from human parvo-b19 virus. It can be passed from parent to child, child to parent, child to child, or adult to adult.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: People who get parvovirus b19 infection can have no symptoms or can get sick. Kids get a rash, mild fever, and/or mild cold symptoms. Adults get a ras ... Read More
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