Antibodies Parvovirus IgM, IgG

Parvovirus B19 is the causative agent of fifth disease (erythema infectiosum, slapped cheek syndrome), which usually produces a mild illness characterized by an intensive erythematous maculopapular facial rash. Most outbreaks of parvovirus infection are acquired by direct contact with respiratory secretions and occur in the spring of the year. Close contact between individuals is responsible for infection in schools, daycare centers, and hospitals.

The virus has also been associated with fetal damage (hydrops fetalis), aplastic crisis, and arthralgia.(2-4) Infection during pregnancy risks transmission to the fetus, which may cause intrauterine death. The rate of fetal death following maternal infection ranges between 1% and 9%.

  • Sample of blood serum
  • We perform the test every Thursday