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how long can fifths disease symptoms last?

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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Rash = 1-3 weeks: The early symptoms of fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 (fever, sore throat, upset stomach, headache, fatigue) go away in about 3-5 days, but the rash associated with it (first facial rash then on body) can wax and wane in some children for up to 3 weeks. Adults who get this usually don't have a rash, but can have quite painful joints (this can also last up to 3 weeks).
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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