Human parvovirus B19 infection with severe anemia affecting mother and son.


Two patients, a 43-year-old mother and her 12-year-old son developed severe anemia after a disease with fever, myalgia, rash and gastrointestinal symptoms. The infectious proved to be caused by human parvovirus B19 (IgM antibody titer rises). Investigations revealed that both patients suffered from spherocytosis, apparently hereditary and not known before… (More)