Parvovirus B19 infection as a cause of acute myositis in an adult


ÇAKIRCA M., KARATOPRAK C., Ugurlu S., ZORLU M., KISKAÇ M., ÇETİN G.

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE REUMATOLOGIA, cilt.55, ss.185-188, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 55 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.rbr.2013.06.005
  • Dergi Adı: REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE REUMATOLOGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.185-188

Özet

Parvovirus B19 infection is often asymptomatic, but clinical expressions may include transient aplastic crisis, erythema infectiosum, non-immune hydrops fetalis, and chronic red cell aplasia. This virus has also been associated with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune connective tissue diseases; however, we could not identify any acute adult myositis case developed after a Parvovirus B19 infection in the literature. For this reason, we would like to present a rare case of acute myositis developed after Parvovirus B19 infection. In patients presenting with symptoms of fever, rash on the legs and myositis, viral infections such as Parvovirus B19 should be kept in mind. (C) 2013 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.