Cite this page: Mansouri, J. Parvovirus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleenparvovirus.html. Accessed July 23rd, 2018.
Definition / general
- Causes "fifth" disease in children, a mild illness with a "slapped cheek" facial rash
- Pregnant women may pass virus to fetus, where it causes marked fetal anemia and hydrops
- Attacks erythroblasts, affecting those with minimal reserve (sickle cell patients, fetuses)