What should be included in the patient education information for pregnant women with 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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If a pregnant woman is not immune to parvovirus B19 becomes infected, the probability of hydrops fetalis developing in the neonate is small (2-5%). Any pregnant woman who is exposed to an individual in whom parvovirus B19 infection is suspected should immediately contact their obstetrician.


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