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Polyarthritis Caused by Meningococcal, Parvovirus Infections Polyarthritis Caused by Meningococcal, Parvovirus Infections
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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Picture of Erythema Infectiosum
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)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - December 10, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

What is Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome?
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 pedia...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 8, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Causes Ataxia?
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 wa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 31, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Diagnosis Of Parvovirus B19 In Pregnancy Enhanced With Launch Of A Unique Highly Sensitive Molecular Assay
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)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Human Parvovirus - Fifth Disease
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)
Source: Disabled World - June 21, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Health and Disability Source Type: news