Parvovirus in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

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What is Parvovirus? A common childhood infection, parvovirus B19 is caused by a small, non-enveloped DNA virus that rapidly infects dividing cells. This virus effects the precursors of erythrocytes (red bled cells). Approximately 30 to 60 percent of adults have prior exposure to parvovirus, which can be diagnosed with antibody testing. Viremia, or the presence

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