Peter Phan

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I. What every physician needs to know. Parvovirus B19 causes erythema infectiosum (fifth or “slapped check” disease in children), transient aplastic crisis in patients with diseases reducing the life-span of a normal red blood cells, persistent anemia in immunocompromised patients, and a symmetric polyarthritis in adults that can be acute or chronic. When the polyarthritis…

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