B19 DNA isolated from a case of erythema infectiosum
was used as a positive control (kindly donated by Dr Y.
The diseases manifested with PV-B19 are erythema infectiosum
, which is common in children, hydrops fetalis, transient pure red cell aplasia in patients with chronic hemolytic anemia, arthralgia - mostly observed in women, and chronic pure red cell aplasia in immunocompromised individuals.
Infection with parvovirus B19, although frequently asymptomatic, may result in erythema infectiosum
, arthropathy, pregnancy complications (e.
B19 parvovirus, in fact, is a widespread virus that can cause acute diseases, such as erythema infectiosum
, fetal hydrops, postinfectious arthropathy, and transient aplastic crises; it also can cause chronic infections that can occur with very low blood viral titers (10).
Parents of children at St Peter's First School, in Droitwich, Worcestershire, have been warned about the virus, also known as Fifth Disease or Erythema Infectiosum