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 (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....
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Bihari C, Rastogi A, Saxena P...
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.
Patients are no longer infectious by the time the rash of erythema infectiosum, a “slapped ...
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