Slapped cheek disease in children
Fine, erythematous maculopapular rash
Depressed reticulocyte count and fall in Hb
- Sickle cell/haemoglobinopathy patients may present with aplastic crisis during prodrome, before rash/arthropathy and serological response develop.
- Immunocompromised patients may present with anaemia (or pancytopenia) during prodrome, without development of rash/arthropathy or detectable antibody response.
- Parvo IgM may clear after one month, therefore parvo IgG alone may be detected following primary infection in pregnancy. Needs careful assessment
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