Journal Article

A Case of Persistent Parvovirus B19 Infection with Bilateral Cartilaginous and Ligamentous Damage to the Wrists

Susan M. Lowry, Lawrence H. Brent, Stephen Menaldino and Jonathan R. Kerr

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 4, pages 42-44
Published in print August 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/432118
A Case of Persistent Parvovirus B19 Infection with Bilateral Cartilaginous and Ligamentous Damage to the Wrists

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We describe a case of persistent parvovirus B19 infection in a 48-year-old female physician that was complicated by prolonged fatigue and arthritis associated with cartilaginous and ligamentous damage in both wrists. Nineteen months after presentation, intravenous immunoglobulin therapy resulted in clearance of parvovirus B19 viremia and a significant improvement in the symptoms of fatigue and arthritis.

Journal Article.  2316 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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