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I became infected with the virus that causes fifth disease while pregnant, will my child be harmed?

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Amanda Xi
General Practice
8 doctors agree

In brief: Perhaps

Parvovirus b19 (also known as "fifth disease") can at times lead to a serious condition called hydrops fetalis, which is fluid build up in body areas of the fetus due to severe fetal anemia.
It is important to notify your physician if you suspect parvovirus b19 infection while pregnant.

In brief: Perhaps

Parvovirus b19 (also known as "fifth disease") can at times lead to a serious condition called hydrops fetalis, which is fluid build up in body areas of the fetus due to severe fetal anemia.
It is important to notify your physician if you suspect parvovirus b19 infection while pregnant.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Popossibly

Possibly, discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Popossibly

Possibly, discuss with your doctor.
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