G Gentilomi

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Because parvovirus B19 occasionally causes some of the features typical of Kawasaki disease, we investigated B19 involvement in 15 children with Kawasaki disease. Active or recent B19 infection, as shown by B19-DNAaemia, positive B19-specific IgM antibodies, or both, was diagnosed in 10 patients (67%). A high frequency of all major criteria for diagnosis of(More)
Human parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy represents a potential hazard to the fetus since fetal loss or fetal hydrops can occur. The risk of fetal loss due to transplacental B19 transmission has been evaluated in several studies using different diagnostic methods on maternal and fetal specimens. We analyzed the diagnostic value of virological and(More)
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