The development of autoimmune conditions following Human Parvovirus B19 occurs in people of all ages and occurs more frequently in
females. Autoimmune disease development is also known to occur in adults
exposed to children with fifth disease.
Human Parvovirus B19 Disease
Human Parvovirus B19 was first identified in 1975. Since its identification, this viral agent has been recognized as the cause of “fifth disease” in children and adults.