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Vol. 17 - Num. 66

Clinical Reviews

Unusual presentations of parvovirus B19 infection

Paola Catalina Morales Betancourta, Rocio Pérez Crespob, J.M Avilla Hernándezc, Áurea Cervera Bravoc

aMIR Pediatría. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de Móstoles. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
bMIR-Pediatría. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de Móstoles. Móstoles. Madrid. España.
cServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de Móstoles. Móstoles. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: PC Morales. E-mail: kticamorales@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Morales Betancourt PC, Pérez Crespo R, Avilla Hernández JM, Cervera Bravo A. Unusual presentations of parvovirus B19 infection. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2015;17:155-7.

Published in Internet: 18-05-2015

Abstract

The most common clinical feature of parvovirus B19 primary infection is the erythema infectiosum. Most of the infections occur during childhood and adolescence, the seroprevalence is approximately 50% at 20 years of age. Although the primary infection is mild and self-limited, there are unusual presentations, such as arthropathy, cytopenias or acute lung injury.

Keywords

Parvovirus B19 Pulmonary edema Thrombocytopenia

 

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