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Atypical manifestations of congenital parvovirus B19 infection

Abstract

Parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy is associated with fetal anemia, hydrops and fetal death. We report two unusual manifestations of vertical parvovirus B19 infection. The first patient developed hydrops as consequence of myocarditis with involvement of sino-atrial node. The other had pleural effusion reactive to the hepatic localization of the virus.

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Abbreviations

US:

ultrasound scan

PCR:

polymerase chain reaction

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Savarese, I., De Carolis, M.P., Costa, S. et al. Atypical manifestations of congenital parvovirus B19 infection. Eur J Pediatr 167, 1463–1466 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-008-0688-z

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Keywords

  • Heart block
  • Intrauterine infection
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Pleural effusion