Read about the symptoms of fifth disease, a contagious viral condition the rash, which often does not occur in adults, by seven to 10 days.
Adults can also become infected with the virus and develop fifth disease. Adults tend to have a more severe flu-like illness, but seldom develop the rash. Adults.
Adults don't usually develop the slapped-cheek rash. Instead, the most prominent symptom of parvovirus infection in adults is joint soreness.
Some adults with fifth disease may only have painful joints, usually in the hands, feet, or knees, and no other symptoms. The joint pain usually lasts 1 to 3 weeks.
As with children, fifth disease in adults is almost always mild. Symptoms include joint pain and swelling. A mild rash might occur, but a.