Cite this page: Mansouri J. Parvovirus. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/spleenparvovirus.html. Accessed August 3rd, 2020.
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)