Human parvovirus B19 is the primary cause of acute erythema infectiosum (EI, or fifth disease).
Individuals with increased RBC turnover (e.g., sickle cell anemia [SS]) are more suscep...
Coryza and rhinorrhea
Arthralgias and arthritis
Nausea and GI disturbances are more frequent and severe in adults (nonspecific flulike illness).
No therapy is usually needed (4)[C].
Cessation of immunosuppressive therapy allows some patients to clear chronic infections.
B19-associated anemia in HIV-positive patients may...
Parvovirus B19 (fifth disease): http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusB19/fifth-disease.html
Azevedo KM, Setúbal S, Camacho LA, et al. Parvovirus B19 seroconversion in a cohort of human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2012;107(3):356–3...
B34.3 Parvovirus infection, unspecified
B08.3 Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]
079.83 Parvovirus B19
057.0 Erythema infectiosum (fifth disease)
186748004 Parvovirus infection
Parvovirus B19 infection is usually a benign, self-limited illness with no long-term effects.
The rash of EI, a “slapped cheek” appearance, signifies that the patient is no longer infec...
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