Which specialist consultations are aid in the treatment of parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection?

Updated: Oct 11, 2019
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Consultations may include the following:

  • Hematologist: Patients who present with aplastic crisis require intensive monitoring and RBC transfusions to prevent death and should be evaluated by a hematologist.

  • Pediatric infectious disease specialist or immunologist: Patients with long-term or unusual parvovirus B19 infections can benefit from consultation with a pediatric subspecialist in infectious diseases or immunology. These patients may benefit from treatment with IVIG.


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