Chat room for adults with parvovirus
It usually goes away without any long-term problems.
Fifth disease is usually mild for children and adults who are otherwise healthy.
This is not a routine test but can be performed in special circumstances. The blood test may be particularly helpful for pregnant women who may have been exposed to parvovirus B19 and are suspected to have fifth disease.
There is no vaccine or medicine that can prevent parvovirus B19 infection.
Glenn Fennelly, MD, MPH Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Lewis M Fraad Department of Pediatrics, Jacobi Medical Center; Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Glenn Fennelly, MD, MPH is a member of the following medical societies: Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
You can have a range of symptoms depending on your age and overall health.
A pregnant woman who is infected with parvovirus B19 can pass the virus to her baby.
In parts of the world with changing seasons, people tend to get infected with parvovirus B19 more often in late winter, spring, and early summer.
This virus, distributed worldwide, infects only humans.
Fifth disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. A person usually gets sick with fifth disease within four to 14 days after getting infected with parvovirus B19.
This disease, also called erythema infectiosum, got its name because it was fifth in a list of historical classifications of common skin rash illnesses in children.
Transmission occurs via vertical transmission (birth), large droplet respiratory secretions, transfusion of blood products, and percutaneous exposure to blood.
David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School; Hospital Epidemiologist and Co-Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, University Hospital David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of HIV Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, HIV Medicine Association, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Medical Society of New Jersey, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.