Placental Transmission of Human Parvovirus 4 in Newborns with Hydrops, Taiwan
Published Date:Oct 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(10):1954-1956.
Amino Acid Sequence
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
Parvovirus B19, Human
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Description:In studying the epidemiology of parvovirus 4 (PARV4) in Taiwan, we detected DNA in plasma of 3 mothers and their newborns with hydrops. In 1 additional case, only the mother had PARV4 DNA. Our findings demonstrate that PARV4 can be transmitted through the placenta.
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