Human parvovirus B19 infection

Common Name(s)

Human parvovirus B19 infection, Fifth disease

Human parvovirus B19 infections, also known as fifth disease, is an infection by a specific virus that only affects humans. Parvovirus is highly contagious in children and causes a rash on the face which due to its appearance is called a "slap rash". Usually infections in children do not last very long and the associated rash can be treated at home with over the counter anti-rash remedies. Adults may also get parvovirus but their symptoms are usually limited to joint pain and immobility. People with weakened immune systems caused by leukemia, cancer, organ transplants, or HIV infection are at risk for serious complications from fifth disease. It can cause chronic anemia that requires medical treatment.

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The terms "Human parvovirus B19 infection" returned 56 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Diagnostic and prognostic value of molecular and serological investigation of human parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Maurizio Zavattoni, Stefano Paolucci, Antonella Sarasini, Beatrice Tassis, Mariangela Rustico, Aida Quarenghi, Antonio Piralla, Fausto Baldanti

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2016 Jul;39(3):181-185.

 

To define diagnostic and prognostic markers of parvovirus B19 (B19V) fetal infection, two groups were investigated: 1) pregnant women with specific symptoms or contacts with symptomatic households (n=37); 2) mothers with pathological ultrasound findings and the relevant fetus at the ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Triggered by Infection with Human Parvovirus B19 after Total Abdominal Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis.
 

Author(s): Tomoya Iida, Shuji Satoh, Suguru Nakagaki, Haruo Shimizu, Hiroyuki Kaneto

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(6):677-81.

 

A 50-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for an adhesive ileus 14 years after total abdominal colectomy for ulcerative colitis (UC). The ileus decreased with conservative treatment, however, autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) was diagnosed due to worsening anemia, a positive ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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Use of exploratory factor analysis to ascertain the correlation between the activities of rheumatoid arthritis and infection by human parvovirus B19.
 

Author(s): Natalja Kakurina, Anda Kadisa, Aivars Lejnieks, Helena Mikazane, Svetlana Kozireva, Modra Murovska

Journal: Medicina (Kaunas). 2015 ;51(1):18-24.

 

We evaluated a possible correlation between the clinical activities of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and human parvovirus B19 (B19) infection using exploratory factor analysis (EFA).

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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The terms "Human parvovirus B19 infection" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case of recurrent autoimmune hemolytic anemia during remission associated with acute pure red cell aplasia and hemophagocytic syndrome due to human parvovirus B19 infection successfully treated by steroid pulse therapy with a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Yasunobu Sekiguchi, Asami Shimada, Hidenori Imai, Mutsumi Wakabayashi, Keiji Sugimoto, Noriko Nakamura, Tomohiro Sawada, Norio Komatsu, Masaaki Noguchi

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The patient was a 47-year-old man diagnosed as having autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) in April 2011. He also had a congenital chromosomal abnormality, a balanced translocation. Treatment with prednisolone (PSL) 60 mg/day resulted in resolution of the AIHA, and the treatment was ...

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2014

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Neurological aspects of human parvovirus B19 infection: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Faraj Barah, Sigrid Whiteside, Sonia Batista, Julie Morris

Journal: Rev. Med. Virol.. 2014 May;24(3):154-68.

 

Parvovirus B19 has been linked with various clinical syndromes including neurological manifestations. However, its role in the latter remains not completely understood. Although the last 10 years witnessed a surge of case reports on B19-associated neurological aspects, the literature ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2014

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Parvovirus B19 infection in human pregnancy.
 

Author(s): R F Lamont, J D Sobel, E Vaisbuch, J P Kusanovic, S Mazaki-Tovi, S K Kim, N Uldbjerg, R Romero

Journal: BJOG. 2011 Jan;118(2):175-86.

 

Human parvovirus B19 infection is widespread. Approximately 30-50% of pregnant women are nonimmune, and vertical transmission is common following maternal infection in pregnancy. Fetal infection may be associated with a normal outcome, but fetal death may also occur without ultrasound ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2010

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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIg) for Parvovirus B19(PVB19) Mediated Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myocardial Diseases; Parvovirus B19, Human

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2017

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