Testing & Diagnosis for Fifth Disease in Children

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This

Tests

How is fifth disease diagnosed?

Fifth disease is usually diagnosed based on a medical history and physical examination of your child. The rash and progression of fifth disease is unique, and suggests the correct diagnosis. In addition, your child's physician may order blood tests to aid in the diagnosis.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

Close