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Fetal parvovirus syndrome

Disease definition

Foetal parvovirus syndrome is a foetopathy likely to occur when a pregnant woman is infected by parvovirus B19. In adults, the virus causes a butterfly erythema infectiosum (also called Fifth Disease; 'slapped cheek disease') and flu-like symptoms with symmetric polyarthralgias, which usually do not warrant prenatal diagnosis.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Mother-to-child transmission of parvovirus syndrome
    • Parvovirus antenatal infection
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Antenatal, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: P35.8
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C2931167
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 4236
  • MedDRA: -

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