Apr 10, 2007 · Parvovirus B19 is a virus common in school age children particularly at this time of year. In children, it is often called Fifth’s Disease or erythema infectiosum. It presents as a fever and a flat red skin rash on the face “slapped cheeks” and occasionally on the palms and soles of the feet.
Parvovirus B19 was discovered fortuitously in 1975 by Cossart and colleagues,1 who unexpectedly found viral particles in the sera of asymptomatic patients being screened for hepatitis B infection Cited by: 54.
Mar 24, 2007 · Parvovirus B19 is a common infection in adults and children. There are reports of secondary parvovirus infection in immunocompromised persons, but no reports of symptomatic secondary infection in healthy persons. We describe a healthy 39-year-old woman who presented with fever, rash, and arthralgia Cited by: 8.
In adults, symptoms of B19 infection can be even more severe, with joint inflammation similar to rheumatoid arthritis (Strauss 271; Fields 2365). Thus, fifth disease provides an example where disease progression is not caused directly by the pathology of the virus, but rather is manifested in the immune system?s over-response to the viral.
Jan 05, 2015 · Case presentation. We report the case of a 54-year-old Caucasian woman with chronic arthralgia due to persistent parvovirus B19 viremia. High doses of ascorbic acid treatment were initiated due to the failure of conventional analgesic therapy.Cited by: 24.