In most children, parvovirus infection is mild and requires little treatment. However, in some adults, the infection can be serious. Parvovirus.
Other much less common symptoms of parvovirus B19 infection include painful or swollen joints (polyarthropathy syndrome), which is more common in adults.
Parvovirus B19 is a common infection in adults and children. There are reports of secondary parvovirus infection in immunocompromised.
Adults may also be infected with parvovirus B19 and may have no symptoms, or may have the typical rash of fifth disease, joint pain or swelling.
More recently, parvovirus B19 has been recognized as a cause of atypical rash illness in adults, as well as a host of less common.