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Polyarthritis Caused by Meningococcal, Parvovirus Infections Polyarthritis Caused by Meningococcal, Parvovirus Infections

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:41:59 +0100

The authors present a case of primary meningococcal arthritis, a rare manifestation of meningococcal disease, often misdiagnosed. What was its unusual association with parvovirus B19 in this patient?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Picture of Erythema Infectiosum

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Picture of Erythema InfectiosumCategory: ImagesCreated: 10/19/2009 1:54:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)



What is Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome?

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:01:37 +0100

Discussion Infectious exanthams are usually considered when rashes are bilateral, symmetric and relatively widespread. They usually involve the trunk too and have associated systemic symptoms. Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) or acropapular dermatitis of childhood is often misdiagnosed because it doesn’t follow these rules. A discussion of common viral exanthams can be reviewed here and a differential diagnosis of rashes by pattern and distributions can be reviewed here. Dr. Ferdinando Gianotti came from a poor family, underwent several personal tragedies, but entered medicine and created the first department of pediatric dermatology in Italy (possibly in Europe). He became interested in a child with papular eruption that he could not classify and after seeing several other cases over...



What Causes Ataxia?

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:48:35 +0100

Discussion Coordination and balance problems are caused by various problems affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. Normal development of a child or weakness of a child are commonly mistaken for true ataxia. Ataxia specifically refers to “…impairment of the coordination of movement without loss of muscle strength.” If it is purely due to abnormalities of the cerebellum then there should be no changes in mental status, sensation or weakness. Sometimes it is difficult to determine if there are abnormalities in other areas. For example, Guillian-Barre often presents with difficulty or clumsy walking. Sometimes can be difficult with an uncooperative or scared young child to determine if there are sensation changes or weakness particularly early in the disease pro...



Diagnosis Of Parvovirus B19 In Pregnancy Enhanced With Launch Of A Unique Highly Sensitive Molecular Assay

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 08:00:00 +0100

The molecular division of DiaSorin has launched the unique, highly sensitive Iam Parvo assay, a rapid quantitative molecular assay for use on the Liaison® Iam instrument. DiaSorin are the global leader in Parvovirus B19 serology testing, and the addition of this molecular assay expands its diagnostic portfolio for this potentially life-threatening virus. Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a common childhood infection. It causes particular concern where a pregnant woman has had contact with a B19V infected individual, or where maternal B19V infection is suspected... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Human Parvovirus - Fifth Disease

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:43:45 +0100

Human parvovirus or, 'Fifth Disease,' is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. The disease is also referred to as, 'erythema infectiosum.' Children experience this disease more often than adults do. A person often gets sick within 4-14 days after becoming infected with parvovirus B19. Approximately 20% of children and adults who become infected with this virus will not experience any symptoms at all. (Source: Disabled World)

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