Infectious / inflammatory disorders

Author: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 March 2018, last major update October 2012

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PubMed Search: Parvovirus[TI] spleen

Cite this page: Mansouri, J. Parvovirus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleenparvovirus.html. Accessed March 19th, 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)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Erythroid precursors with large pink inclusions