Parvovirus B19

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Human Parvovirus B19 is in the Erythrovirus genus of the family Parvoviridae.[1][2] The virus targets human erythroid precursor cells.[3]

Signs and symptoms

Fifth Disease

Fifth Disease, also called erythema infectiosum, gives a "slapped cheek" rash.

Arthropathy

Transient Aplastic Crisis

Diagnosis

The diagnosis is made by detecting IgM antibody to Parvovirus B19.

References

  1. Young NS, Brown KE (2004). "Parvovirus B19". N. Engl. J. Med. 350 (6): 586–97. DOI:10.1056/NEJMra030840. PMID 14762186. Research Blogging.
  2. Martin DR et al. “No Respecter of Age -- A previously healthy 65-year-old woman went to her primary care physician in late August, seeking evaluation of a "spot" that had appeared on her right leg 3 weeks earlier,” N Engl J Med 357, no. 18 (November 1, 2007): 1856-1859, http://content.nejm.org (accessed November 2, 2007).
  3. Brown KE, Anderson SM, Young NS (1993). "Erythrocyte P antigen: cellular receptor for B19 parvovirus". Science 262 (5130): 114–7. PMID 8211117[e]