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I'm 6 weeks pregnant, and my son has slapped cheek syndrome. What should I do?

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In brief: A blood test...

...For antibodies to parvovirus b19 will show if you are susceptible in the first place.
In any case, you should discuss this with your ob. In general, second trimester is the highest-risk time for parvo b19 infection.

In brief: A blood test...

...For antibodies to parvovirus b19 will show if you are susceptible in the first place.
In any case, you should discuss this with your ob. In general, second trimester is the highest-risk time for parvo b19 infection.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology

In brief: Tell OB/Gyn

Tell your ob/gyn as soon as possible.
Erythema infectiosum (fifths disease) has a slapped cheek appearance and is caused by parvovirus b19. Your ob/gyn will check your parvovirus b19 titer bloodwork and decide if you need any treatment.

In brief: Tell OB/Gyn

Tell your ob/gyn as soon as possible.
Erythema infectiosum (fifths disease) has a slapped cheek appearance and is caused by parvovirus b19. Your ob/gyn will check your parvovirus b19 titer bloodwork and decide if you need any treatment.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
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