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How long is my child contagious with fifth disease?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Only before rash app
Fifth disease in no longer contagious as soon as the rash is present & the diagnosis is made possible.

In brief: Only before rash app
Fifth disease in no longer contagious as soon as the rash is present & the diagnosis is made possible.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Until after the rash
Fifth disease, caused by parvovirus b19, is contagious from before symptoms begin, until the rash appears.
When the rash appears, the patient is getting well, and only a little contagious (unknown exactly "how contagious"). Kids are allowed to return to school a couple of days after the rash appears.

In brief: Until after the rash
Fifth disease, caused by parvovirus b19, is contagious from before symptoms begin, until the rash appears.
When the rash appears, the patient is getting well, and only a little contagious (unknown exactly "how contagious"). Kids are allowed to return to school a couple of days after the rash appears.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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