IDCases 2016 23;5:32-3. Epub 2016 Jun 23.
Ginza Hospital, Internal Medicine, Japan.
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Pediatrics 2010 Apr 1;125(4):e787-92. Epub 2010 Mar 1.
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Objectives: Human parvovirus B19 infection is associated not only with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) but also, rarely, with purpuric or petechial rashes. Most reports of these atypical rashes describe sporadic cases with skin lesions that have distinctively focal distributions. During a community outbreak of fifth disease, we investigated a cluster of illnesses in children with generalized petechial rashes to determine whether parvovirus was the causative agent and, if so, to describe more fully the clinical spectrum of petechial rashes that are associated with this virus. Read More
BMC Pediatr 2014 Jan 13;14. Epub 2014 Jan 13.
Department of Paediatrics, Archbishop Makarios Hospital, 14 Longou Street, 2027, Strovolos Nicosia, Cyprus.
Background: Erythema infectiosum is the most common clinical manifestation of Parvovirus B19 infection although it has also been associated with rheumatologic diseases and various types of systemic vasculitides. Acute hepatitis and benign myositis however are rarely reported in association with Parvovirus B19 infection.
Case Presentation: Here we report a 14-year old male, who developed acute hepatitis and benign myositis associated with erythema infectiosum following Parvovirus B19 infection. Read More
Kinderarztl Prax 1991 Oct;59(10):302-6
Klinik für Kindermedizin, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.
The human parvovirus B19 provokes erythema infectiosum ("e.i."); moreover there is a wide range of diseases due to parvovirus B19 without exanthema/rash. Read More
BMC Infect Dis 2013 Oct 7;13:465. Epub 2013 Oct 7.
Department of Pediatrics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Background: Parvovirus B19 can cause petechial rashes in the acute phase of illness as well as erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) during convalescence. This petechial rash is often called "gloves and socks" syndrome because of the typical distribution of the eruption. However, involvement of other sites (e. Read More