Neonatal erythema infectiosum

Acta Paediatr Jpn. 1998 Feb;40(1):88-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.1998.tb01411.x.


A report is presented of a patient with neonatal erythema infectiosum who developed petechiae, transient thrombocytopenia and transient cardiac failure due to transplacental transmission of human parvovirus B19 (HPV B19) infection. It is suggested that the thrombocytopenia was caused by platelet-associated IgG produced by the patient, and that the cardiac failure may have been caused by direct entry of HPV B19 into the cardiac tissue.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Erythema Infectiosum / congenital
  • Erythema Infectiosum / physiopathology
  • Erythema Infectiosum / transmission*
  • Female
  • Heart Diseases / congenital
  • Heart Diseases / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / physiopathology
  • Thrombocytopenia / etiology