Fifth disease during pregnancy

mariah keefer


  • Soreness in your joints which could last for several days or weeks
  • fever
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • Lacy red rash on the cheeks, legs, belly and neck


Fifth disease is a contagious infection that is caused by the human parvovirus B19 and spread through coughing, sneezing, or bodily fluids. How common is Fifth disease during.

risks involved

Although it is rare, approximately 5% of the time, Fifth disease can cause complications during pregnancy. The number one complication of Fifth disease to your unborn child is anemia. Anemia is characterized as a lack of healthy red blood cells.

treatment options

However, as with any illness, it is important to understand the signs, symptoms, treatment options, and possible effects of the disease on both mother and baby. Below you will find steps for treating and preventing Fifth Disease while pregnant.
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