Erythema Infectiosum Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 06, 2020
  • Author: Glenn L Zellman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the signs and symptoms of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are stages of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Which specialized tests are performed in the diagnosis of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

How is erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) treated?

What is erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What is the pathophysiology of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the indications of arthropathy in patients with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the indications of aplastic anemia in patients with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the indications of bone marrow suppression in patients with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the indications of fetal transmission of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the comorbidities of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What causes erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What is the prevalence of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the sexual predilections of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Which age groups have the highest incidence of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What is the prognosis of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Which patients are at risk for aplastic crisis with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Which patients are at risk for bone marrow failure with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated of congenital erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What is the significance of rash in patients with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the signs and symptoms of papular-purpuric gloves-and-socks syndrome in patients with erythema infectiosum?

What is the prevalence of arthropathies in erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Which conditions may be triggered by erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What should be included in patient education about erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Presentation

What is the incubation period and transmission mode of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the prodromal symptoms of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the phase 1 symptoms of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the phase 2 symptoms of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the phase 3 symptoms of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

How is the rash of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) characterized?

How does erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) manifest in the joints?

What are constitutional signs and symptoms of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Erythema Infectiosum?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What is the role of RIA and/or ELISA in the workup of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Treatment

How is erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial for patients with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What is included in inpatient care for erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

What precautions should be taken by pregnant women to decrease the risk of contracting erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

How is erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) prevented?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)?

Which medications in the drug class Immune Globulins are used in the treatment of Erythema Infectiosum?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Skin Products are used in the treatment of Erythema Infectiosum?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines, 1st Generation are used in the treatment of Erythema Infectiosum?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Erythema Infectiosum?