Detection of parvovirus B19 in a case of erythema infectiosum with myositis

Indian Pediatr. 2006 Sep;43(9):814-7.


A well documented case of erythema infectiosum is being reported here for the first time from India which was associated with myositis that has not been reported globally. A 9-year-old child presented with moderate to high grade fever, mild anemia, and erythematous rash involving face, trunks and limbs associated with arthralgia, myalgia and myositis. Parvovirus B19 infection was confirmed by detection of IgM antibodies (inhouse ELISA) and DNA (nested PCR) in patient's serum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Erythema Infectiosum / complications
  • Erythema Infectiosum / virology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myositis / complications
  • Myositis / virology*
  • Parvovirus B19, Human / isolation & purification*