Parvo Infection also known as human parvovirus B19. It is a very contagious viral disease affecting people of all ages, especially children. The most common symptom of parvo infection is rashes, which is very similar in appearance to other childhood disease. Thus, it is also known by the name of fifth disease. People infected with parvo virus infection once get immunized for life. There is no particular vaccine or medicines for parvo infection.
However, on can prevent this infection through maintaining proper hand hygiene and by restricting the movement of parvo infected persons in the public areas.The symptoms of parvo virus infection makes an appearance only after one to three weeks of being infected with the virus. This infection is basically spread by parvo infected people through their coughing, sneezing etc. The virus may also spread to a new born baby from his/her mother. The people can catch infection from the infected person, only before the appearance of rashes.
Common Symptoms of Parvo Virus Infection
Rash And Itching
Patients especially small children, infected with parvo virus exhibit rashes as the most important symptom of this disease. The rashes occur basically on the face and are concentrated on the cheeks and nose only. Due to this area specificity of the rash, parvo infection is also known by the name of slapped cheek disease. The rash is bright red in colour and usually appears on both the cheeks. Later the rash also spreads over to cover other body parts like arms, thighs, middle body and buttocks. The rash is aggravated if the child is exposed to sunlight. The rash usually signals the ending of the infection and lasts for two to three weeks. This rash is usually a little bit itchy but adds to the total discomfort of the person infected with the parvo virus.Adults infected by parvo virus infection do not exhibit rashes of the face or body as a symptom.
Joint pain is a common and only symptom which is experienced by adults suffering from parvo infection. The soreness is intense in the joints of the body like the wrists, hands, ankles and knees. This soreness of the joints may last for few days to even a couple of weeks. The soreness of joint may be aggravated in case of patients suffering from arthritis.
Soreness of Throat
Sore throat is yet another initial symptom of parvo infection which is seen in patients suffering from this disease. The child suffers from symptoms of cold for initial couple of days before the appearance of rashes.
Patients suffering from parvo virus infection may also have fever. The fever is usually low grade in nature. In some cases, patient infected with parvo virus may not experience fever.
Parvo infected people also suffer from disorders of the stomach as symptoms of this disease. Patients experience upset stomach with passing of loose stools.
Headache And Fatigue
The patients of parvo virus infection also complain for mild to severe ache of the head. The patients become irritable and are unable to sleep properly. This results in overall tiredness of the body and makes the patient fatigued.
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