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Meningoencephalitis associated with Parvovirus B19 Infection in an Immunocompetent Patient
Dae-Seung Lee, Jin-Hyung Lee, So-Young Huh, Min Jeong Kim, Meyung-Kug Kim, Bong-Goo Yoo
Kosin Med J. 2015;30(2):181-185.   Published online January 20, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2015.30.2.181
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Parvovirus B19 (PVB19) infection is a rare cause of meningoencephalitis. A 53-year-old previously healthy woman presented with fever, headache, and multiple erythema on the both legs. Cerebrospinal fluid study revealed pleocytosis and elevated opening pressure and protein level. Brain MRI showed multiple, asymmetric, hyperintensity in the brain stem, basal ganglia, white matter, and gray matter. Anti-B19 IgM antibody and PCR for PVB19 were positive in serum. Clinician should consider PVB19 infection in any case of acute febrile illness with erythema and meningoencephalitis

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