Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fifths Disease Pregnancy

The greatest risk of erythema infectiosum is to a fetus in a pregnant women. Birth defects may occur if the fetus is infected during pregnancy. If a pregnant woman is exposed to a child with erythema infectiosum, then she should see her OB-GYN doctor as soon as possible.

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Last Updated: Apr 2, 2007 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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