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Does fifth disease have more complications in adults that contract the b19 human parvovirus?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not really
People who get parvovirus b19 infection can have no symptoms or can get sick.
Kids get a rash, mild fever, and/or mild cold symptoms. Adults get a rash, some joint aches, and/or joint swelling. Infected persons, with or without symptoms, recover and have immunity against re-infection. Complications can be seen in persons with chronic anemia or immunosuppression, and occasionally in pregnant women.

In brief: Not really
People who get parvovirus b19 infection can have no symptoms or can get sick.
Kids get a rash, mild fever, and/or mild cold symptoms. Adults get a rash, some joint aches, and/or joint swelling. Infected persons, with or without symptoms, recover and have immunity against re-infection. Complications can be seen in persons with chronic anemia or immunosuppression, and occasionally in pregnant women.
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: Can have
Patients can get joint swelling and pain.

In brief: Can have
Patients can get joint swelling and pain.
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