Letters

Human parvovirus B19

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6933.918a (Published 02 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:918
  1. D Igoe,
  2. B Gilmer,
  3. H Johnson,
  4. H J O'Neill
  1. Eastern Health Board, Community Care, Vergemount Hall, Dublin 6, Republic of Ireland Regional Virus Laboratory, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BN.

    EDITOR, - After investigating an outbreak in December 1993 of 24 cases of infection with parvovirus B19 in primary schools in Dublin, we wish to comment on J R Pattison's editorial.1 Firstly, Pattison noted that parvovirus B19 infection is often misdiagnosed as allergy, rubella, or other “viral infection” and may be clinically recognised only in an outbreak. The most striking feature reported …

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