Published in Women's Health Weekly, July 3rd, 1995
Parvovirus B19 is responsible for erythema infectiosum in children, arthritis in adults, and aplastic crisis in chronic hemolytic anemia patients. It was first described in medical literature in 1975.
Currently, parvovirus infection during pregnancy is recognized as a potential risk for adverse pregnancy outcome, including hydrops fetalis and fetal death.
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