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Persistent parvovirus B19 infection ending in carpal tunnel syndrome
  1. Monica Musiani (monica.musiani{at}unibo.it)
  1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. University of Bologna, Italy
    1. Elisabetta Manaresi (elisabetta.manaresi{at}unibo.it)
    1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. University of Bologna, Italy
      1. Giorgio Gallinella (giorgio.gallinella{at}unibo.it)
      1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. University of Bologna, Italy
        1. Marialuisa Zerbini (marialuisa.zerbini{at}unibo.it)
        1. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. University of Bologna, Italy

          Abstract

          A woman, showing chronic arthropaty after a B19 infection was followed for one year with quantitative determination of parvoviral DNA, specific IgM and IgG in blood. B19 arthopathy ended in Carpal tunnel syndrome, needing surgery, after 8 months of persistent B19 viremia, when IgM were already cleared but IgG values were still high.

          • carpal tunnel syndrome
          • parvovirus B19
          • persistent infection

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