Human parvovirus B19 infection associated with hydrops fetalis.

  title={Human parvovirus B19 infection associated with hydrops fetalis.},
  author={Alan D. Cameron and Sujata Swain and William J. Patrick},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={37 3},
Human parvovirus B19 infection has been associated with fetal anaemia, hydrops and in some cases fetal demise. We report our experience with nonimmune hydrops fetalis due to human parvovirus B19 infection in 17 pregnancies which were identified sonographically over a period of 10 years. The only baby who survived received repeated intrauterine transfusions and was normal neurodevelopmentally at 2 years follow-up. Two other fetuses who also received intrauterine transfusion did not survive. All… CONTINUE READING