Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fifths Disease Incidence

Facts about erythema infectiosum:

  • About 60 percent of the adult population has been infected with the virus that causes erythema infectiosum.
  • About 70 percent of cases occur in children between 5 and 15 years old.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Fifths Disease References
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