A Case of Encephalopathy in an Immunocompetent Adult with Persistent Parvovirus B19 Viremia
Ariel Antezana1, *, Ilya Kister2, Joseph Herbert2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 59
Last Page: 61
Publisher Id: TONEUJ-9-59
Article History:Received Date: 29/09/2014
Revision Received Date: 01/12/2014
Acceptance Date: 11/12/2014
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
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Parvovirus B19 (PVB19) is a ubiquitous airborne virus; it is well known to cause erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) in children. Neurologic complications after PVB19 exposure are thought to be transitory and infrequent in the adult population. Herein, we report an interesting case of a young woman who developed cognitive deficits, white matter changes and persisting viremia for over a year after exposure to PVB19.