Human parvovirus B19 is the cause of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease, morbus quintus).
Individuals with increased RBC turnover (sickle-cell anemia, spherocytosis, thalassemia) are...
May have a prodrome of fever, coryza, pharyngitis, headache, rhinorrhea, nausea
Rash and arthralgias develop after these symptoms
Arthralgias may last for weeks or longer.
No therapy is usually needed (5)[C].
Cessation of immunosuppressive therapy allows some patients to clear chronic infections.
B19-associated anemia in HIV-positive patients ma...
Parvovirus B19 (fifth disease): http://www.cdc....
Barah F, Whiteside S, Batista S, et al. Neurologic aspects of human parvovirus B19 infection: a systematic review.
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B34.3 Parvovirus infection, unspecified
B08.3 Erythema infectiosum [fifth disease]
186748004 Parvovirus infection
34730008 erythema infectiosum (disorder)
Parvovirus B19 infection is usually a benign, self-limited illness with no long-term effects.
Patients are no longer infectious by the time the rash of erythema infectiosum, a “slapped ...
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Figure 143.1. A lacy or reticular pattern of erythema, as evident on the thigh, is characteristic of erythema infectiosum.
<bold>Figure 60-4</bold> Erythema infectiosum. Bilateral erythematous macular rash on cheeks—"slapped cheeks." (Courtesy of George A. Datto, III, MD.)
<bold>Figure 60-4</bold> Erythema infectiosum. Bilateral erythematous macular rash on cheeks—"slapped cheeks." (Courtesy of Ge...