Primary infection by human parvovirus B19

S. Veraldi, G. Rizzitelli, G. Lunghi, R. Cardone

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We describe a case of primary infection by human parvovirus B19 in a 20-year-old woman; it manifested as erythemato-maculo-papular lesions, pharyngotonsillitis, lymphadenopathy, fever, arthralgia and myalgia, asthenia and anorexia. Laboratory tests revealed anaemia, leucopenia, thrombocytopaenia and a rise in some inflammatory indices. Elisa test was positive for anti-human parvovirus B19 IgM. Clinical symptoms spontaneously regressed in 2 weeks. Thirty days after hospital admission all the laboratory tests returned to normal values; furthermore, specific IgM and IgG were detectable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-74
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Cutaneous lesions
  • Human parvovirus B19
  • Primary infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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