Tuesday 13 July 2004
Parvovirus B19 (PVB19) is the causative agent of erythema infectiosum and sometimes the infection is correlated with severe haematological complications, or in pregnancy to fetalis hydrops.
Moreover some authors suggest an infection involvement in some autoimmune diseases. Infection with parvovirus B19 (B19) has been associated with connective tissue disease (CTD) stigmata, namely, a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-like illness, seronegative polyarthritis resembling rheumatoid arthritis, and vasculitis.
parvoviral transient aplastic anemia
parvoviral pure red cell aplasia
- nonimmune parvoviral hydrops fetalis (#9670826#)
Young NS, Brown KE. Parvovirus B19. N Engl J Med. 2004 Feb 5;350(6):586-97. PMID: #14762186#