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What is the basic information on the parvo b-19 disease and how it relates to women who are pregnant?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Fifth's Disease: Fifth's disease is an viral illness caused by parvo virus b 19. Normally it is a harmless viral illness affecting children primarily. If a pregnant woman is exposed she runs the risk of developing anemia
Dr. Roy Arnold
Dr. Roy Arnold commented
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
On the other hand Parvo B19 in adults can be more severe causing arthritis, anemia and prolonged fever.
Oct 8, 2014

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