Persistence of Parvovirus B19 IgM antibodies and DNA in pure red cell aplasia resulting in myelodysplasia - A case report

Janak Kishore, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay

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Human erythrovirus B19 (B19), previously known as parvovirus B19, is a small spherical, non-enveloped single stranded DNA virus. It has been shown to cause a wide spectrum of clinical conditons including various hematological disorders. We report here for the first time from Inida a case of pure red cell aplasia in a 45-year-old female for last 7 years due to chronic persistent B19 infection leading to myelodysplasia after 4 years. Her sera were positive for two times 4 months apart for B19 IgM and B19 DNA at the initial stage. Presntly the patient is on repeated blood transfusion on every 15-20 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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