Journal of Infectious Diseases and Treatment Open Access

  • ISSN: 2472-1093
  • Journal h-index: 7
  • Journal CiteScore: 1.06
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.77
  • Average acceptance to publication time (5-7 days)
  • Average article processing time (30-45 days) Less than 5 volumes 30 days
    8 - 9 volumes 40 days
    10 and more volumes 45 days


A Non-classical Presentation of Parvovirus B19 in a Known Sickle Cell Patient

Ibrahim Umer, Prabhdeep Singh, Waez Umer and Christopher Mancuso

Parvovirus B19 is a well-studied complication in sickle cell patients. The classic presentation is a patient with a lacey, reticular type rash, small joint pain, signs of infection, and a low reticulocyte count. It is possible however, for a patient without the classic rash to have parvovirus infection, and a reticulocyte count should be ordered, even if clinical suspicion is low. Here, we present a case of a patient with known Sickle cell disease who presented with an unusual type of arthralgia and no rash. It is important to take a thorough history and consider Parvovirus infection in any Sickle cell patient who presents with signs of infection.