Serologic study of human parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy in Japan.

  title={Serologic study of human parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy in Japan.},
  author={Nobuo Yaegashi and Takeshi Niinuma and Hiroshi Chisaka and Shuichiro Uehara and Kunihiro Okamura and Osamu Shinkawa and Akiko Tsunoda and Susan Moffatt and Kazuo Sugamura and Akira Yajima},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  volume={38 1},
OBJECTIVES To clarify the relationship between hydrops fetalis and parvovirus outbreaks in the community, seroprevalence of B19 antibody among women of childbearing age, and adverse effects of intrauterine B19 infection. METHODS Sera were collected from 168 cases of hydrops fetalis which were diagnosed between 1987 and 1997 in Miyagi prefecture, Japan, from 232 healthy pregnant women in 1987 and 277 healthy pregnant women in 1997 in Miyagi, and from 48 women infected with B19 during pregnancy… CONTINUE READING


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