Pediatr Infect Dis J. Women who are schoolteachers or day care workers are particularly at risk because they are more likely to be exposed and have close contact with children with fifth disease. The Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Erythema infectiosum can occur at any time, but in the United States outbreaks are common in winter and spring. However, parvovirus B19 infections during pregnancy can cause severe fetal anemia, occurring as a result of destruction of erythropoietic stem cells by the virus, which may in turn cause fetal heart failure and NIHF, and fetal death. Acute infection in pregnancy can cause B19 infection in the fetus, leading to nonimmune fetal hydrops or fetal loss, depending on gestational age … Past infection can be confirmed by the presence of IgG antibodies. Adults can get infected with parvovirus B19, too.Other much less common symptoms of parvovirus B19 infection include painful or swollen joints (polyarthropathy syndrome), which is more common in adults, and severe anemia (a condition in which the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells). [email protected]. The name is derived from Latin, parvum meaning small, reflecting the fact that B19 ranks among the smallest DNA viruses. Dr. Heavey is also a certified nurse-midwife at the Strong Midwifery Group at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. Nurses providing care during the prenatal period, as well as school nurses, need to be knowledgeable about parvovirus B19 and able to provide education and support to susceptible women who are exposed. Please enter a term before submitting your search. Parvovirus B19 most commonly causes fifth disease, a mild rash illness that usually affects children. The virus causes erythema infectiosum, also known as fifth disease. The overall risk of a fetus acquiring hydrops after maternal B19 infection is low, approximately 1% (, Intrauterine blood transfusion has been proposed as a treatment for the fetus with severe B19-induced anemia and hydrops. Although perinatal transmission is uncommon and, therefore, often unrecognized, this potentially deadly infection should concern pregnant women and health professionals. Data is temporarily unavailable. However, nonimmune fetal hydrops is rare (1 in 3,000 to 4,000 pregnancies), with B19 infection as one of the most frequent causes. Follow-up can include a repeat fetal blood sampling 3 to 4 weeks after transfusion to confirm adequate erythrocyte production, or frequent fetal testing and ultrasound for 6 to 9 weeks after hydrops is resolved, to ensure fetal recovery (, In general, B19 infection produces a mild, self-limited illness, particularly in children. In studies of human volunteers, serum and respiratory secretions were positive for B19 DNA during the prodromal illness, but the specimens were negative by the time of onset of rash or arthralgia. The virus causes erythema infectiosum, also known as fifth disease. Parvovirus B19 binds to the P antigen present on erythrocytes, megakaryocytes, and myocardial cells. Polymerase chain reaction is a sensitive method for detecting small amounts of B19 DNA, so this is the preferred method for making the diagnosis in utero (. If IgM is detected when the test is repeated (with or without IgG), there is evidence of recent infection (. Current trends and risks associated with human parvovirus B19 infection. Evidence of acute/recent infection with B19. Therefore, MSAFP testing is not recommended for predicting fetuses at risk for parvovirus infection (. By continuing you agree to the, Deborah McCarter-Spaulding, RNC, MS, IBCLC, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2002.tb00029.x, Pryde, Nugent, Pridjian, Barr, & Faix, 1992, View Large During school outbreaks, 25–50% of students and 20% of staff may become infected (. The virus is effectively transmitted after close contact exposures, however. Because testing for MSAFP is performed between 15 and 18 weeks gestation, its use would be limited to cases of women infected during the late 1st or early 2nd trimester. There is understandably a high level of concern among pregnant women exposed to parvovirus B19, particularly women in high-risk occupations during an outbreak of erythema infectiosum. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier Inc. except certain content provided by third parties. The risk of hydrops is 3% with a mortality of 50%. Török TJ. The virus causes erythema infectiosum, also known as fifth disease. 800-638-3030 (within USA), 301-223-2300 (international) Parvovirus B19 in Pregnancy Parvovirus B19 in Pregnancy McCarter‐Spaulding, Deborah 2002-01-01 00:00:00 Parvovirus B19 is a common, self‐limiting, usually benign childhood virus that causes erythema infectiosum, also known as fifth disease. The most common symptomatic presentation of infection in the fetus is nonimmune hydrops secondary to severe fetal anemia. School nurses or nurses on-site in day care centers may be involved in counseling during an outbreak of erythema infectiosum. Maternal infections: Diagnosis and management. The clinical features and pathogenesis of parvovirus B19 have been described in two reports. In pregnant women exposed to parvovirus B19, obtain IgG and IgM serology as soon as possible following exposure - Negative IgG and IgM results indicate that the mother is not immune and that no evidence of acute infection is noted. All registration fields are required. Detection of human parvovirus B19 in early spontaneous abortuses using serology, histology, electron microscopy, in situ hybridization, and the polymerase chain reaction. Management of parvovirus infection in pregnancy and outcomes of hydrops: A survey of members of the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. The greatest risk of transmitting the virus occurs before the symptoms of erythema infectiosum develop. L.P., PA. Elizabeth Heavey, PhD, RN, CNM, and Roselind Bruce-Vanderpuije, SN, reply: Several viruses can cause fetal harm, including parvovirus B19 (B19), also known as erythema infectiosum or fifth disease. Log in to view full text. Your account has been temporarily locked due to incorrect sign in attempts and will be automatically unlocked in Fetal death as well as fetal hydrops is most likely a result of severe B19-associated anemia. What is fifth disease? Elizabeth Heavey is an associate professor of nursing at the State University of New York College in Brockport, N.Y., where Roselind Bruce-Vanderpuije is a nursing student. Keywords: parvovirus B19, pregnancy, erythema infectiosum, hydrops fetalis Clinical features and pathogenesis The clinical features and pathogenesis of parvovirus B19 have been described in two reports.1,2 Human parvovirus B19 causes an acute, usually self-limiting, infection which is often asymptomatic. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/.../parvovirus-B19-and-(fifth-disease).aspx Epidemiology and laboratory diagnosis of parvovirus B19 infection. access full text with Ovid®. This article addresses the issues concerning parvovirus infection and pregnancy. 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The recommendation on seeking specialist advice if a person at increased risk of complications has confirmed parvovirus B19 infection is pragmatic and has been extrapolated from expert opinion in a review article on human parvovirus B19 [American Association of Blood Banks, 2009] and a review article on parvovirus B19 infection and people with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia [Slavov, 2011]. Serology needs to be repeated within 2 to 4 weeks. Registered users can save articles, searches, and manage email alerts. Other viral agents of perinatal importance: Varicella, parvovirus, respiratory syncytial virus and enterovirus. If parvovirus B19 immunoglobulin G is present and immunoglobulin M is negative, the woman is immune and should be reassured that she will not develop infection and that the virus will not adversely affect her pregnancy. Pregnant women should be referred to their obstetric care providers for individual counseling but also can be reassured of the low risk of negative effects. Guideline for infection control in health care personnel. Although the infection is usually mild and self-limited, three groups of people are susceptible to serious complications of infection: persons with chronic hemolytic anemia, persons with congenital or acquired immunodeficiency, and pregnant women (, Susceptible pregnant women may be exposed to the virus, and the highest infection rates occur in school-teachers, day care workers, and women with school-age children in the home. Acute infection in pregnancy can cause B19 infection in the fetus, leading to nonimmune fetal hydrops or fetal loss, depending on gestational age at the time of infection. If the blood test … doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000399598.59294.af, The item(s) has been successfully added to ", This article has been saved into your User Account, in the Favorites area, under the new folder. to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without For information on cookies and how you can disable them visit our Privacy and Cookie Policy. Management and outcomes of pregnancies complicated by human B19 parvovirus infection: A prospective study. The possible fetal effects during pregnancy concern women who are exposed to this common virus. In pregnant women who are exposed to parvovirus B19, serological testing of IgG and IgM should be carried out immediately. PDF | Parvovirus B19 causes prolonged epidemics of erythema infectiosum. Spontaneous resolution of nonimmune hydrops fetalis secondary to human parvovirus B19 infection. However, there is no evidence that the rate of congenital anomalies differs from background rates (, During outbreaks of B19 infection, it is difficult to prevent the spread of infection. In situations in which there is a parvovirus B19 outbreak, it is not known whether the primary mode of transmission is direct person-to-person contact, fomites, large-particle droplets, or small-particle droplets (, Generally, diagnosis of parvovirus is based on clinical symptoms and serologic antibody testing for parvovirus immunoglobulin G and parvovirus immunoglobulin M (IgM). Some studies have noted that several women infected with parvovirus B19 were found to have elevated maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) levels and have suggested that women with high MSAFP levels be screened for B19 infection. Fetal hydrops usually resolves within 2 weeks after adequate intrauterine therapy. Please try again soon. Primate erythroparvovirus 1, generally referred to as B19 virus, parvovirus B19 or sometimes erythrovirus B19, was the first (and until 2005 the only) known human virus in the family Parvoviridae, genus Erythroparvovirus; it measures only 23–26 nm in diameter. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. One exception would be patients with chronic B19 infection or patients in aplastic crisis from B19. However, 35–53% of pregnant women have existing immunoglobulin G (IgG), which indicates that they are immune because of a previous infection (, The mode of transmission of parvovirus B19 is not entirely clear. Parvovirus infection is common throughout the world. The Signs and symptoms of the Fifth disease while pregnant can include: Soreness in your joints which could last for several days or weeks. Easily transmissible, parvovirus spreads slowly, allowing outbreaks to persist over months within a community. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a single-stranded DNA virus of the family Parvoviridae and genus Erythrovirus. Fetal Parvovirus infection has been associated with aplastic anaemia and myocarditis that may present with hydrops fetalis and death, usually within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy although it has rarely been reported at later gestations. 1990 Oct; 9 (10):772–776. Susceptibility to parvovirus B19 infection should be determined in selected pregnant women at high risk for exposure, and counseling should be provided regarding prevention, testing, and treatment options if exposed. Monitoring Parvovirus B19 Infection during Pregnancy. Infections: Nursing action for a client who has Parvovirus B19 (Fifth Disease): -Monitor fetal well-being -Emphasize to the client the importance of compliance with prescribed treatment. The efficacy of decontaminating toys and other environmental surfaces has not been studied. Fifth disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2002.tb00029.x. The usual clinical manifestation is erythema infectiosum (fifth disease), characterised by a mild prodrome - mild fever, malaise, myalgia - followed by a biphasic rash. Lippincott Journals Subscribers, use your username or email along with your password to log in. As a result, it can cause anemia, thrombocytopenia, and myocarditis. A bone marrow biopsy demonstrated hemophagocytosis and a giant proerythroblasts, which is characteristic of a parvovirus B19 infection. Patients with transient aplastic crisis should remain on droplet precautions for 7 days, and patients with chronic B19 infection should be on droplet precautions for the entire hospitalization (. However, the natural history of infection in the untreated fetus is not known, and the benefit of intrauterine blood transfusion is as yet unproven. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The cells most susceptible to parvovirus infection are erythroid precursor cells that have the P antigen, a receptor for parvovirus. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Viral serology for parvovirus B19 was positive. Because B19 also can infect myocardial cells, myocardial injury may contribute to the hydrops and fetal death (, Infection resulting in fetal loss is more likely to occur in the first 20 weeks, and most losses occur within 4 to 6 weeks of exposure (. Although fetal death and nonimmune hydrops are of concern, the risk is actually quite low. Parvovirus B19 infection and its significance in pregnancy. Common viral infection with rash occurring 4 to 14 days (up to 21 days) after the start of the viral infection What are the signs or symptoms? Although rare, acute B19 infection in pregnancy may lead to hydrops fetalis (fetal hydrops) or fetal loss. 1,2 Human parvovirus B19 causes an acute, usually self-limiting, infection which is often asymptomatic. Your message has been successfully sent to your colleague. Acute infection is detected from the presence of IgM antibodies. Congenital viral infections: A reappraisal. If IgG is positive and IgM negative then there is no risk to the fetus as the mother was infected by B19 in the past with no recent infection and already has B19 antibodies present in the sera. Parvovirus B19 and Pregnancy Usually there is no serious complication for a pregnant woman or her unborn baby following exposure to a person with parvovirus B19. Parvovirus B19 is a single-stranded DNA virus that is cytotoxic to erythroid progenitor cells, causing inhibition of erythropoiesis. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. The risk of vertical transmission (from mother to fetus) may be as high as 33% (, Parvovirus B19 preferentially infects rapidly dividing cells. APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. Because the fetus is capable of producing IgM by approximately 18 weeks gestation, either fetal blood or amniotic fluid can be tested for IgM. Al-Khan A(1), Caligiuri A, Apuzzio J. Gestational parvovirus B19 infection is usually a minor illness for the mother with a transplacental transmission rate of 17% to 33% to the fetus with a mean of about 6 weeks between maternal infection and fetal symptoms (Gratacós et al., 1995; Harger et al., 1998). In fetuses at less than 32 weeks gestation or with immature lungs, intrauterine blood transfusions can be considered. may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed Women in these occupations have a greater likelihood of exposure to children with erythema infectiosum and have prolonged close contact with them. 30 mins. Headache. Antibodies are cells that your immune system produces in response to an infection. Baseline serologic testing and counseling of women in high-risk occupations, particularly those who will be pregnant in the winter months, should be offered by either primary care or obstetric care providers. Transmission of parvovirus infection from infected patients is rare. Infection during the third trimester can induce severe congenital hypoplastic anemia in the infant. The percentage of people who test positive for evidence of previous infection increases with age and is more than 75% for adults older than 50 years (. Wolters Kluwer Health Counseling to seronegative women should include decision making about avoiding possible occupational exposure to parvovirus B19, infection-control strategies to minimize risk of infection, and instruction to seek advice from a health care provider if exposed to or experiencing symptoms of erythema infectiosum (see, Pregnant health care workers are at no greater risk of acquiring B19 infection than are nonpregnant personnel. Registered users can save articles, searches, and manage email alerts. If IgG and IgM are absent, the woman is susceptible to or may have acquired parvovirus B19 infection within the past 10 days, and the fetus is at risk for acute infection. Fever. Human parvovirus B19 infections in pregnancy. Intrauterine infection with human parvovirus B19 (B19) has been associated with stillbirth, fetal hydrops, and fetal death Woernle, Anderson, Tattersall, & Davison, 1987 Woernle C.H. The patient experienced fever and pancytopenia. About 50 per cent of women are already immune to this infection, and these women and their unborn babies are … For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy. Hydrops can develop quickly and can rapidly progress to fetal death, or it may resolve spontaneously. Because of the low risk of fetal damage, termination of pregnancy is not recommended, nor is amniocentesis for diagnosis of asymptomatic intrauterine infection (. In rare cases, some of these symptoms can persist for a long time. However, if a pregnant woman is in regular contact with children aged 4 to 11 or if she has been in contact with an affected child, she must tell her doctor and have a blood test to determine immunity. Parvovirus B19 is a common childhood virus, but it can lead to fetal problems if contracted by susceptible pregnant women. Tired, muscle aches. Education about erythema infectiosum and possible methods to decrease infection can be provided to the community, schools, and parents of children who are cared for in group settings. This is a case report of a 31-year-old primigravida who was diagnosed with an asymptomatic acute parvovirus B19 infection in the second trimester of pregnancy and its suspected association with an increased nuchal translucency (NT) measurement. We present a case of parvovirus B19 infection related to hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis during pregnancy. By continuing you agree to the Use of Cookies. Susceptible household contacts have about a 50% attack rate. A survey of perinatal obstetricians in the United States and Canada reported that 34% of the cases of nonimmune hydrops resulting from parvovirus infection resolved spontaneously, the majority within 8 weeks (. 2003;11(3):175-9. When hydrops does occur, it occurs on the average of 5 weeks (range 2 to 17 weeks) after maternal infection. For immediate assistance, contact Customer Service: Get new journal Tables of Contents sent right to your email inbox, January 2012 - Volume 42 - Issue 1 - p 69, Articles in PubMed by Elizabeth Heavey, PhD, RN, CNM, Articles in Google Scholar by Elizabeth Heavey, PhD, RN, CNM, Other articles in this journal by Elizabeth Heavey, PhD, RN, CNM, Questioning orders: A bioethical framework, Using a standardized fall prevention tool decreases fall rates. Infected adults experiencing arthropathy may be symptomatic for 1 to 2 weeks (, Because parvovirus appears to cause anomalies in animals, there has been concern of teratogenic effects in humans. IgM remains detectable for months and IgG for life following recovery from acute infection. There is no standard way to monitor a pregnant woman who has a documented Parvovirus B19 infection. J Infect Dis 1995; 171:1360. Lacy red rash on the cheeks, legs, belly, and neck. your express consent. For women who are seronegative, serologic testing will offer baseline information, should they be exposed to parvovirus during the pregnancy. Parvovirus B19 is a common, self-limiting, usually benign childhood virus that causes erythema infectiosum, also known as fifth disease. The incidence of human parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy and its impact on perinatal outcome. -Psychosocial history (a client’s emotional response to pregnancy, adolescent pregnancy, spouse, support system, history of depression, domestic violence issues). Some error has occurred while processing your request. Hand washing has not been studied as a means to prevent transmission of infection, but it is certainly recommended as a measure that is most likely effective (, Women who are pregnant and who are at high risk for exposure to B19 infection, such as schoolteachers, day care workers, and women living with school-age children or children in group day care, may benefit from baseline serologic testing to determine their susceptibility to infection. Some providers consider this a low-risk condition and continue to provide routine prenatal care. Cartter ML, Farley TA, Rosengren S, et al. Parvovirus B19 is a nonenveloped DNA virus and a member of the. Parvovirus B19 is a common childhood virus, but it can lead to fetal problems if contracted by susceptible pregnant women. Principles and practices of infectious diseases. Parvovirus B-19 infection during pregnancy. Fifth Disease Outbreaks in the Workplace & Pregnancy. Pregnant women are not routinely screened for past parvovirus B19 infection as there … South Australian Perinatal Practice Guideline Parvovirus (slapped cheek syndrome) INFORMAL COPY WHEN PRINTED Page 3 of 8 Public-I 2A Parvovirus Parvovirus B19 is a single-stranded DNA virus.1 Parvovirus B19 selectively infects and lyses human erythroblasts3 and is distinguished by the mild rash illness erythema infectiosum, also known as fifth disease (the fifth, pink-red rash to be Several investigators have reported spontaneous resolution of nonimmune hydrops. Hydrops can be diagnosed with fetal ultrasound (, If fetal hydrops is present and the pregnancy is 32 to 34 weeks gestation, consideration may be given to delivery if the fetus’s lung maturity is confirmed. Most adults are immune to primary infection because of exposure during childhood (. 6,7 The importance of contact patterns in the spread of this infection is supported by several reports of local outbreaks of erythema infectiosum in schools, 8,9 and of high attack rates among household contacts of cases of parvovirus B19 infection. Women who are schoolteachers or day care workers are particularly at risk because they are more likely to be exposed and have close contact with children with fifth disease. Occupational risk factors for infection with parvovirus B19 among pregnant women. 1. Intrauterine infection with human parvovirus B19 (B19) has been associated with stillbirth, fetal hydrops, and fetal death (Woernle, Anderson, Tattersall, & Davison, 1987). AWHONN Journals Article Collection on COVID-19, Racism, Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health, JOGNN Health Care Improvement and Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Herpes Simplex Infection During Pregnancy, Guide to Interpreting Parvovirus B19 IgG and IgM Serology Values. Please enable scripts and reload this page. If you're not a subscriber, you can: You can read the full text of this article if you: Institutional members Headache. © 2002 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. The association between MSAFP and B19 infection is weak, however, and elevated MSAFP can be caused by other conditions. Boston College, School of Nursing, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3812. Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy may cause fetal anemia, hydrops fetalis, and fetal demise. By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used. These patients may transmit the virus to susceptible health care workers or patients. IgM can be detected approximately 10 days after exposure and just before the onset of symptoms and is present in more than 90% of patients at the onset of rash (, A pregnant woman exposed to parvovirus or with a new rash or arthralgia should be tested for parvovirus B19. Guidelines for preconceptional conseling. This disease is usually not a problem for pregnant women and their babies. Because B19 is cytotoxic to fetal red blood cell precursors, fetal infection may cause severe anemia, high cardiac output failure, and non-immune hydrops. 800-638-3030 (within USA), 301-223-2300 (international). Because 30–60% will be seropositive, this will provide the basis for reassurance. B19 DNA has been found in respiratory secretions. bag Learning by example, On Veterans Day, remember those living with mental health problems, Planning for high-risk maternity patients: A new approach. Sore throat. Parvovirus B19 infection is believed to be transmitted mainly through respiratory secretions. Parvovirus B19 does not seem to cause malformations when a woman is infected in early pregnancy. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. (II-2A) 5. Rogers BB, Singer DB, Mak SK, Gary GW, Fikrig MK, McMillan PN. Please try after some time. Image, Infection most likely within last 2 to 3 months. 1. About half of pregnant women are immune to parvovirus B19, so they and their babies are usually protected from getting the virus and fifth disease. Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy. Fever. 2. Author information: (1)Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, New Jersey Medical School, Newark 07101-1709, USA. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. Parvovirus B19 may be transmitted by blood components such as cryoprecipitate and fresh frozen plasma. Isolation precautions are not indicated for most patients with erythema infectiosum because they are past the period of infectiousness at the time of clinical illness. 10 In addition, it has been reported that day-care … This website uses cookies. Women who are schoolteachers or day care workers are particularly at risk because they are more likely to be exposed and have close contact with children with fifth disease. Routine screening for parvovirus is not recommended. The usual clinical manifestation is Parvovirus B19 is a common childhood virus, but it can lead to fetal problems if contracted by susceptible pregnant women. Acute infection during pregnancy can be transmitted to the fetus via the placenta. The Human Parvovirus B19 is not the same Parvovirus that vets may be concerned about in pets, especially dogs, and it cannot be passed from humans to animals or vice versa. 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