Persistent parvovirus infection

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Persistent parvovirus infection

Persistent parvovirus infections occur when the parvovirus infects a person's body for an extended period of time with no effective immune response. In other words, the body's cells respond to the viral infection but cannot get rid of it. Parvovirus is highly contagious in children and causes a distinctive rash on the face of infected kids. Non-persistent (acute) infections in children do not last very long and the associated rash can be treated at home with over the counter anti-rash remedies. Adults may also get parvovirus but their symptoms are usually limited to joint pain and immobility. Currently, there is no ideal treatment for persistent parvovirus infections in children or adults.

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The terms "Persistent parvovirus infection" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Common variable immunodeficiency presenting with persistent parvovirus B19 infection.
 

Author(s): Sarah T M Adams, Kara M Schmidt, Karen M Cost, Gary S Marshall

Journal: Pediatrics. 2012 Dec;130(6):e1711-5.

 

Parvovirus B19 infection in healthy hosts is self-limited, but persistent infection has been described in patients with cellular immune defects. A 6-year-old boy presented with a 6-month history of weight loss and malaise and a 1-month history of fever and polyarticular arthritis. ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012

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Chronic hepatitis caused by persistent parvovirus B19 infection.
 

Author(s): Trine H Mogensen, Jens Magnus B Jensen, Stephen Hamilton-Dutoit, Carsten S Larsen

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Human infection with parvovirus B19 may lead to a diverse spectrum of clinical manifestations, including benign erythema infectiosum in children, transient aplastic crisis in patients with haemolytic anaemia, and congenital hydrops foetalis. These different diseases represent direct ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2010

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Meningoencephalitis with persistent parvovirus B19 infection in an apparently healthy woman.
 

Author(s): Francesca Bonvicini, Ginevra Marinacci, Maria Chiara Pajno, Giorgio Gallinella, Monica Musiani, Marialuisa Zerbini

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2008 Aug;47(3):385-7.

 

A case of meningoencephalitis, associated with persistent parvovirus B19 infection, is described in a 36-year-old immunocompetent woman. Parvovirus B19 DNA was detected in samples of cerebrospinal fluid and serum; no parvovirus B19-specific clinical symptoms were seen, but neurological ...

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2008

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