Human parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy--value of modern molecular and serological diagnostics.

@article{Enders2006HumanPB,
  title={Human parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy--value of modern molecular and serological diagnostics.},
  author={M Enders and Gunnar Schalasta and Carola Baisch and Andrea Weidner and Laura Pukkila and Leena Kaikkonen and Hilkka Lankinen and Lea Hedman and Maria S{\"o}derlund-Venermo and Klaus Hedman},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={400-6}
}
BACKGROUND Over 95% of fetal complications (fetal hydrops and death) occur within 12 weeks following acute parvovirus B19 (B19) infection in pregnancy. Therefore, weekly fetal ultrasound monitoring is generally recommended for this time period. However, in the majority of women, typical symptoms of acute infection (rash or arthropathy) are absent, and during epidemics, B19 infection may be diagnosed incidentally by antibody screening of women at risk. OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic value… CONTINUE READING

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