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Can parvovirus b19 cause abnormal blood tests (anti dsdna ~30, low c3, low platelets) for 12 months after virus? Rheum says not sle since no phys symp

Can parvovirus b19 cause abnormal blood tests (anti dsdna ~30, low c3, low platelets) for 12 months after virus? Rheum says not sle since no phys symp

No.: Depite classic features of sle, your serologies suggest it. Low platelets or thrombocytopenia is a major feature of sle. But a parvo b19 infection would not cause the abnormal tests you have.I would place you on hydroxychloroquine, nonethless, to see if your tests improve. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fifth Disease (Definition)

A viral illness caused by parvovirus, also known as Erthema Infectiosum. It starts with a "slapped cheek" rash on cheeks and a flat red spotted rash, mostly on the arms and upper legs. Once the rash appears, you are no longer contagious. It can be harmful to an unborn baby, if mom has never had it. Adults can get joint swelling and pain. You only get it ...Read more


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How is human parvo virus transmitted?

How is human parvo virus transmitted?

Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for parvo virus?

What is the treatment for parvo virus?

Parvovirus: Here is a good summary: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/canine_parvovirus treatment is discussed in this also. ...Read more

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Can I be infected by a dog with the parvo virus?

Can I be infected by a dog with the parvo virus?

Fifth Disease: Parvovirus b19 strain is the only one to cause disease in humans and most everyone is exposed as a child. Over 50% have had the disease at some point in their lives. If pregnant virus can cause infection and possible damage to the fetus. The visus can survive for up to 5 months in proper conditions but i doubt in the soil. Dog parvovirus does not cause disease in people, it is species specific. ...Read more

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What is the human parvo virus?

What is the human parvo virus?

Parvovirus: It is a virus that causes a fever and rash in.Children. Infection causes a transient slow down in red cell formation which is important in people with hemolytic anemias like sickle cell and during pregnancy when the fetus may die. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of parvo virus?

What are the symptoms of parvo virus?

Fifth disease: In children, parvovirus b19 causes a slapped cheek looking facial rash and some lacy rash on the arms, a benign disease. However, it causes a transient block in red blood cell production that in normals is of no consequence but in those with hemolytic anemia such as sickle cell disease, profound anemia can occur. In pregnancy, the effect on the developing fetus can be fatal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the parvo virus?

What are the symptoms of the parvo virus?

Fifth disease: In children, parvovirus b19 causes a slapped cheek looking facial rash and some lacy rash on the arms, a benign disease. However, it causes a transient block in red blood cell production that in normals is of no consequence but in those with hemolytic anemia such as sickle cell disease, profound anemia can occur. In pregnancy, the effect on the developing fetus can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the parvo virus and what can it do to a human?

What is the parvo virus and what can it do to a human?

Fifth Disease: Parvo b19 virus causes upper respiratory symtpoms and low grade fever which resolve promptly, to be followed by a facial rash with a "slapped cheek" appearance. The remainder of the body soon develops rashes, sparing the palms and soles. The rash will soon show central clearing, which has a "lacy, fishnet" appearance. The illness is mild and self-limited, and the rash waxes & wanes. No treatment. ...Read more

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How can a human get infected from parvo virus?

Fifth disease: Here is a nice discussion by the cdc on your question. http://www.cdc.gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease.html. ...Read more

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What is the human parvo b19 virus and vasculitis rash?

What is the human parvo b19 virus and vasculitis rash?

Rash: In general, parvovirus b19 outbreaks occur in late winter and spring. The time course for the virus: incubation: 4-14 days (21 days in some cases), infectivity: prior to rash onset you should talk with your doctor if you are having issues or worsening rash. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the parvo virus --

Does anyone know about the parvo virus --

No: No parvovirus vaccine for human yet. Infection with parvovirus b 19 is well known as fifth disease in children. ...Read more

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How long will the parvo virus stay active with you?

How long will the parvo virus stay active with you?

Parvo 19: If you are immunocompromised or taking immunosuppressive agents and pick up parvo 19, it may cause a persistant anemia with you and stay with you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the parvo virus -- my dogs got a vaccine for it; do humans get vaccines?

Can you tell me about the parvo virus -- my dogs got a vaccine for it; do humans get vaccines?

Not a human pbm: My understanding of this disorder is that it is not a human disease. As such, there would not be a need for a vaccine for it. ...Read more

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My son is 2 and presenting classic S&S of parvovirus b19. I know you can only treat symptoms, the rash has subsided. Is a doctors appt necessary?

My son is 2 and presenting classic S&S of parvovirus b19. I know you can only treat symptoms, the rash has subsided. Is a doctors appt necessary?

Mgt: Most cases resolve without any treatment. If you notice any symptoms that continue or recur such as joint pain, paleness of the skin, respiratory problems, an appointment with your PCP is advised. In the meantime, continue to provide hydration and monitor his temperature for the next week. ...Read more

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How can the parvovirus last in adults?

How can the parvovirus last in adults?

Different illness: Acute parvovirus b19 infection in the healthy adult is not generally the slapped cheek type illness that occurs in kids. Fever and muscle aches can occur but the most dominant feature is the polyarthritis/arthralgias that tend to occur in the hands, wrists, ankles and sometimes knees. The joint symptoms can last from several weeks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parvovirus?

What is the definition or description of: parvovirus?

Virus causes illness: Parvovirus b 19 causes an illness associated with rash, sometimes with red cheeks we call" slapped cheek; fever, and joint symptoms. It does not require any antibiotics since it is a virus. It can be spread to others especilly among classrooms. ...Read more

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Who discovered the parvovirus infection?

Who discovered the parvovirus infection?

Cossert : Y. E. Cossert and colleagues first discovered the human parvovirus and published their work in the medical journal the lancet in 1975. The designation b19 with it refers to the coding of the sample in which it was found while looking for viruses using an electron microscope. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a parvovirus infection?

Should I be worried about a parvovirus infection?

No: In general this infection, causing fifth's disease, in children is mild and is uncommon in adults but can cause complications in pregnant women, people with sickle cell anemia or immune deficiency. ...Read more

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Does everyone shows symptoms of fifth disease, if they are infected with the b19 human parvovirus?

Yes mild form: Erythema infectiosum , caused by human paravirus 19 ( animal paravirus 19 will not infect humans ), erythematious rash, on face looks like ' slapped cheek' face , mostly self limiting contagious disease. It is called fifth diseases , as it the 5th viral disease rash etc ( other 4 are measels, scarlet fever , rubella, chicken pox ). ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get parvovirus twice?

Is it possible for you to get parvovirus twice?

Parvovirus: Individuals with Parvovirus B19 IgG antibodies are generally considered immune to recurrent infection, but some believe reinfection is possible in a minority of cases. ...Read more

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What is parvovirus 16 and is it the same as b19 (human)?

What is parvovirus 16 and is it the same as b19 (human)?

No: Human parvovirus b19 got its name from the designation on the test sample from which the virus was found using an electron microscope. There is no human parvovirus 16. ...Read more

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Parvovirus contagious to humans?

Parvovirus contagious to humans?

Yes, human to human: Parvovirus b19 is a causative organism of fifth disease in children. The same virus also affects pregnant women resulting in fetal hydrops, intrauterine growth retardation, and death. ...Read more

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Does fifth disease have more complications in adults that contract the b19 human parvovirus?

Not really: People who get parvovirus b19 infection can have no symptoms or can get sick. Kids get a rash, mild fever, and/or mild cold symptoms. Adults get a rash, some joint aches, and/or joint swelling. Infected persons, with or without symptoms, recover and have immunity against re-infection. Complications can be seen in persons with chronic anemia or immunosuppression, and occasionally in pregnant women. ...Read more

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My son is 6 and has hereditary spherocytosis. I am terrified he is going to get parvovirus and I won't know since presentation is mild. Help!

My son is 6 and has hereditary spherocytosis. I am terrified he is going to get parvovirus and I won't know since presentation is mild. Help!

Repeater: In the unlikely event that he gets parvo and actually needs to be supported through it, you'll have plenty of time between the onset of obvious serious illness and any risk of death. At least a few days. Keep reading accurate stuff. No reason to be "terrified." Better to focus. On his overall nutrition, development, fitness, folate status ...Read more

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My son was just dx with hereditary spherocytosis. I am SO worried about him getting parvovirus and going into Aplastic crisis. What do I watch for??

Parvovirus B19: The main symptom to look for in aplastic crisis is pallor. Parvovirus B19 is somewhat common and symptoms overlap with upper respiratory infection, so it may difficult to avoid completely. People are contagious before the rash appears. Reduce risk of transmission with good handwashing and avoiding close contact with sick people. ...Read more

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My son is 6 and just dx w hereditary spherocytosis. If he gets parovirus will he definitely go into aplastic crisis? How will I know it's parvovirus??

Parvovirus: the usual coarse of this virus is usually self resolving in a few days to few weeks in children with chronic anemias like cong spherocytosis if exposed the child will be monitored by your heamatologist and possibly get IVIG if the parvovirus PCR is positive and they have good results with that ...Read more

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What are the differences between a parvo vaccine and a parainfluenza- and parvovirus?

What are the differences between a parvo vaccine and a parainfluenza- and parvovirus?

Different viruses: Parvo vaccine is used in dogs against canine parvo virus, ax fatal disease. It is different than parainfluenza virus. Humans also get infections from different species of the same viruses, and vaccines against these two aren't developed for universal use. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmet Baschat
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Parvovirus (Definition)

Parvovirus b 19 causes an illness associated with rash, sometimes with red cheeks we call" slapped cheek; fever, and joint symptoms. It does not require any antibiotics since it is a virus. It can be spread to ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more