Human parvovirus B19 DNA in synovial fluid

Arthritis Rheum. 1988 Feb;31(2):279-81. doi: 10.1002/art.1780310218.


We describe a 33-year-old woman with a serologically proven human parvovirus B19 infection, who developed synovitis. Using a dot-blot hybridization technique, we detected B19 DNA in her synovial fluid. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the isolation of B19 from synovial fluid.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • DNA, Viral / genetics*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Parvoviridae / genetics*
  • Parvoviridae Infections / genetics*
  • Synovial Fluid / microbiology*
  • Synovitis / genetics*


  • DNA, Viral