erythrovirus B19

erythrovirus B19

(ĕ-rĭth″rō-vī′rŭs)
A type of parvovirus that causes erythema infectiosum (fifth disease), a usually benign, nonfebrile disease. However, intrauterine infection may produce fetal anemia with hydrops fetalis and death. Infection of immunocompromised patients or patients with sickle cell anemia may cause aplastic anemia, and complications may lead to death. It was formerly known as parvovirus B19.
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Molecular characterization of human erythrovirus B19 strains obtained from patients with several clinical presentations in the Amazon region of Brazil.