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Human parvo

Ian Mackay sv155304 at student.uq.edu.au
Thu Jul 11 02:48:18 EST 1996

adelloro at usa.pipeline.com(Andy Delloro) wrote:

>What is human parvovirus, its symptoms? Any relation to canine parvovirus?

It resides in progenitor red blood cells, and can cause aplastic
conditions in the right groups (persons with haematological
abonormalities eg. sickle cell anaemia, hereditary spherocytosis;
sometimes causing problems in the foetus of an infected mother).

Immunity is usually permanent after a first infection.

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