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Can you have fifth disease for the second time?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No
The one virus that causes this pattern illness confers permanent immunity.
Occasionally, someone will be labeled as 5th disease when it is really something else. We rarely ever get blood work that would confirm the diagnosis.Since some other viral exanthem may share some similar features, miss-labeling does occur.

In brief: No
The one virus that causes this pattern illness confers permanent immunity.
Occasionally, someone will be labeled as 5th disease when it is really something else. We rarely ever get blood work that would confirm the diagnosis.Since some other viral exanthem may share some similar features, miss-labeling does occur.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Usually a one timer
As above.

In brief: Usually a one timer
As above.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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