Treatment and prevention of parvovirus B19 infection
- Jeanne A Jordan, PhD
Jeanne A Jordan, PhD
- School of Public Health and Health Services
- The George Washington University
- Section Editors
- Martin S Hirsch, MD
Martin S Hirsch, MD
- Editor-in-Chief — Infectious Diseases
- Section Editor — Viral Infections
- Professor of Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Morven S Edwards, MD
Morven S Edwards, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Infectious Diseases
- Professor of Pediatrics
- Baylor College of Medicine
Human parvovirus B19 infections are common. They are usually mild or asymptomatic, and do not require treatment. In some cases, however, infection is associated with sufficiently severe complications that treatment is indicated and may be lifesaving.
The major clinical manifestations that can occur with B19 infection include:
●Arthritis or arthralgia
●Transient aplastic crisis
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- Erythema infectiosum
- Arthritis or arthralgia
- Transient aplastic crisis
- Chronic infection
- - Chronic infection with anemia
- - Chronic infection without anemia
- Fetal infection
- Preventing transmission
- Groups or persons that might benefit from infection control measures
- Candidate vaccines
- INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS