Acute hepatitis and myositis associated with Erythema infectiosum by Parvovirus B19 in an adolescent

Maria Koliou, Evaggelia Karaoli, Elpidoforos S. Soteriades, Sylvie Pavlides, Stavros Bashiardes, Christina Christodoulou

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Abstract

Background: Erythema infectiosum is the most common clinical manifestation of Parvovirus B19 infection although it has also been associated with rheumatologic diseases and various types of systemic vasculitides. Acute hepatitis and benign myositis however are rarely reported in association with Parvovirus B19 infection.Case presentation: Here we report a 14-year old male, who developed acute hepatitis and benign myositis associated with erythema infectiosum following Parvovirus B19 infection.Conclusion: Parvovirus B19 infection has rarely been associated with acute hepatitis and exceptionally rarely with benign myositis. Parvovirus B19 should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute non-A to E hepatitis and in the case of acute benign myositis presenting with a rash especially in children.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 13 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cyprus
  • Erythema infectiosum
  • Hepatitis
  • Myositis
  • Parvovirus B 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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