Viral Infections

  • Author: Jin S. Suh, MD, FACP (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 7/26/16 (What's New)


    • Approximately 65% of HIV-infected adults have antibodies to parvovirus B19,[Aguiar 2001] though the incidence of anemia related to parvovirus B19 in the HIV-infected population is likely to be < 1%[Koduri 2000]
    Clinical Presentation
    • Patients may present with nonspecific symptoms consistent with a profound anemia, including fatigue, exertional dyspnea, and palpitations
      • Rash and arthropathy are usually not present with the anemia
        Parvovirus B19 Prophylaxis

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