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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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 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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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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Can my one months old pup survive from parvovirus?

Can my one months old pup survive from parvovirus?

Not likely: Canine parvovirus type 2 affects dogs. It is highly contagious and spread by direct or indirect contact with feces. It is severe in puppies not protected by maternal antibodies or vaccination. It has two presentations, a cardiac and intestinal form. Treatment involves veterinary hospitalization. Vaccines can prevent this infection, but mortality can reach 91% in untreated cases. ...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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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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Puppy just died of parvovirus and I'm 8 weeks pregnant. Should I be concerned?

Puppy just died of parvovirus and I'm 8 weeks pregnant. Should I be concerned?

CALL YOUR OB today: U need testing or retesting, I test all of my preg pts for that. ...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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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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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

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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?

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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Who discovered the parvovirus infection that causes rashes?

Who discovered the parvovirus infection that causes rashes?

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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How is a parvo vaccine and a parainfluenza- and parvovirus different?

How is a parvo vaccine and a parainfluenza- and parvovirus different?

Ask your vet: Canine parvovirus is a common viral disease that is caused by the canine parvovirus type 2 (cpv-2) virus. The virus attacks the gastrointestinal tract and immune system of puppies and dogs, causing severe vomiting and diarrhea. It can also attack the hearts of very young puppies. Parvo is a singular vaccine and the other is a combination. You can get better info from your veterinarian. ...Read more

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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

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Can I get arthritis due to parvovirus 10 years after infection?

Can I get arthritis due to parvovirus 10 years after infection?

No: The mostly small joint arthritis seen sometimes with acute parvovirus b19 infection should not occur a decade later. ...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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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??

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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Is there a connection between parvovirus and ectopic pregnancy?

Is there a connection between parvovirus and ectopic pregnancy?

Parvovirus: Cannot find data suggesting increased risk of ectopic pregnancy due to Parvovirus infection, but there are numerous problems that can occur with the fetus if Parvovirus B19 infection occurs during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test for parvovirus b19 to detect whether you've previously had it or is testing only for current infections?

Is it possible to test for parvovirus b19 to detect whether you've previously had it or is testing only for current infections?

Parvo B19 testing: It is possible to test for it after infection, if that would help your health in some way. ...Read more

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My 6 yo son was dx with hereditary spherocytosis. I am SO worried about him getting parvovirus and going into Aplastic crisis. What do I watch for??

My 6 yo son was dx with hereditary spherocytosis. I am SO worried about him getting parvovirus and going into Aplastic crisis. What do I watch for??

Pale=ghostlike: Most have a mild to moderate form with a variety of symptoms including mild anemia, which produces fatigue & pallor (ghost like appearance).Intermittent episodes of more profound anemia can occur, but are not silent. Whether this is after a febrile illness like parvo, or a blood trapping event in the spleen, the kids are sicker, have abdominal pain, fatigue & >pallor. All are treatable ...Read more

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Will a child who has mild hereditary spherocytosis automatically go into aplastic Anemia crisis if he gets parvovirus? Will some kids avoid it?

Will a child who has mild hereditary spherocytosis automatically go into aplastic Anemia crisis if he gets parvovirus? Will some kids avoid it?

Usually are okay: Whether it's trivial illness or will require transfusion depends on the severity of both processes. Splenectomy in these patients is a personal choice. Aerobic fitness is important to me so I'd do it, but the infection risk is something to consider. Junior can help decide when he's older. ...Read more

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I had pregnancy that ended in fetal hydrops. Just had an answer that parvovirus can cause it. I teach. I must have caught it and passed it Feel guilty?

I had pregnancy that ended in fetal hydrops. Just had an answer that parvovirus can cause it. I teach. I must have caught it and passed it Feel guilty?

Not your fault: I am sorry for your loss. However, you did not do anything wrong. Some times bad things happen to good people. Keep faith. For your health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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Test positive rocky mountain spotted fever, parvovirus, toxoplasmosis. Achy, tired all the time take pain meds, allergic to antibiotic. More ideas?

Test positive rocky mountain spotted fever, parvovirus, toxoplasmosis. Achy, tired all the time take pain meds, allergic to antibiotic. More ideas?

See below: Are all these tests showing positives for acute disease or old disease? If new, you need treatment for rmsf and likely toxo. Parvovirus will usually resolve without sequela with supportive care. As for allergies to antibiotics, this can be tested for and determine if true or not. Either way, rmsf can be deadly - seek care if it is acute. ...Read more

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At age 30 dxd w/narcolepsy. At 31 got Lyme and parvovirus at same time. In 4 yrs since diagnosis w/raynauds, crohns, psa, as and lupus. Could Lyme cause all?

At age 30 dxd w/narcolepsy. At 31 got Lyme and parvovirus at same time. In 4 yrs since diagnosis w/raynauds, crohns, psa, as and lupus. Could Lyme cause all?

Does not make sense: No one could have that many diagnoses. Something is grossly wrong. Start from the beginning and get another opinion. See a rheumatologist (or another rheumatologist). ...Read more

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I am 48 female. Went to Dr, feeling tired, body & muscle aches, swollen feet. Blood work done, T4 16.0& Tsh 0.016 & high parvovirus b19 was 5.4.

I am 48 female. Went to Dr, feeling tired, body & muscle aches, swollen feet. Blood work done, T4 16.0& Tsh 0.016 & high parvovirus b19 was 5.4.

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. Your tests show hyperthyroidism. Maybe it's a temporary thyroiditis or maybe it's Graves' disease (unlikely to be a toxic multi nodular with those numbers). Discuss a plan with your doctor to see what the cause is (that will determine what you do about it); you will probably be referred to an endocrinologist. Good luck! ...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 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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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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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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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

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


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