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My child is immune-compromised, can there be complications with fifth disease?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Fifth disease, caused by parvovirus b19, is usually mild and self-resolving.
Some people get infected, have no symptoms, and become immune against re-infection. Complications can occur in immunocompromised persons and persons with chronic anemia, as well as occasionally in pregnant women. Such higher-risk persons should contact their doctors if exposed to someone with fifth disease.

In brief: Maybe
Fifth disease, caused by parvovirus b19, is usually mild and self-resolving.
Some people get infected, have no symptoms, and become immune against re-infection. Complications can occur in immunocompromised persons and persons with chronic anemia, as well as occasionally in pregnant women. Such higher-risk persons should contact their doctors if exposed to someone with fifth disease.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
It can cause a severe anemia and even death of the baby.

In brief: Yes
It can cause a severe anemia and even death of the baby.
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