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Advances in Psychiatry and Neurology/Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii
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vol. 28
 
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Case report

Parvovirus B19 as a cause of encephalitis – a case report

Piotr Czupryna, Anna Rogucka, Sławomir Pancewicz, Karol Borawski, Magdalena Róg-Makal, Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska

Adv Psychiatry Neurol 2019; 28 (1): 78-80
Online publish date: 2019/03/30
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Purpose
Parvovirus B19 is an etiological factor of many disorders, including erythema infectiosum, transient aplastic crisis, pure red cell aplasia, arthritis, non-immune hydrops fetalis and less commonly occurring neurological infections.

Case description
In this paper we present the case of a 36-year old man, in whom encephalitis caused by B19 based on multidisciplinary differential process was diagnosed. The patient was a truck driver. This occupation is associated with the risk of infection through contact with contaminated cargo, difficulties in maintaining personal hygiene, risky sexual contacts, and endemic diseases occurring in different latitudes, which may suggest the infection with other pathogens e.g. HIV, and therefore be highly misleading.

Comment
We conclude that B19 should be always taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of encephalitis.

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differential diagnosis, encephalitis, B19 virus

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