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Fifth Disease Symptoms

Fifth Disease Symptoms in Adults

Adults can also get fifth disease (see Adult Fifth Disease). Unlike a child's symptoms, adults can develop joint pain, swelling, or both. Usually, joints on both sides of the body are affected. The joints most frequently affected are the hands, wrists, and knees. The joint pain and swelling usually goes away in a week or two, but can last for several months.
 
Adults can also get a rash with fifth disease, but it is most often absent or does not have the "slapped cheek" look that is seen in children.
 

Final Thoughts on Fifth Disease Symptoms

These possible symptoms of fifth disease discussed in this article are not sure signs of the illness. Other conditions can cause some of these symptoms. If you or your child are experiencing possible fifth disease symptoms, visit your healthcare provider so that the problem can be properly diagnosed and treated.
 
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