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Article: Parvovirus b19 infection in Hong Kong

TitleParvovirus b19 infection in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChemicals And Cas Registry Numbers
Issue Date1997
PublisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinf
Citation
Journal Of Infection, 1997, v. 35 n. 3, p. 247-249 How to Cite?
AbstractHuman parvovirus B19 is a small DNA virus that can cause a number of diseases, notably erythema infectiosum in children, and aplastic crisis in patients with chronic haemolytic disorders. With the availability of serological tests for parvovirus infection, much is known about the prevalence of this virus in the Western population. However, there have not been any data on the epidemiological pattern of parvovirus B19 infection in Hong Kong and its surrounding region. In this report we have studied the sero-prevalence of parvovirus B19 in Hong Kong in 1983 and 1993, and were able to show a low incidence of parvovirus infection in the intervening 10 years, leading to a shift in the prevalence rate of parvovirus infection in the general population. From 1991 to 1996, of 276 patients presenting with illness which might have been caused by B19, only 2.5% were positive for IgM and 19.6% for IgG anti-B19. The prevalence of IgG anti-B19 among patients with thalassaemia major requiring frequent blood transfusion in 1995 was similar to those in the same age group in the general population, substantiating the observation that B19 infection was not common in Hong Kong in recent years.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91499
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dc.contributor.authorLim, WLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, KFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, CSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:20:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:20:23Z-
dc.date.issued1997en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Infection, 1997, v. 35 n. 3, p. 247-249en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0163-4453en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91499-
dc.description.abstractHuman parvovirus B19 is a small DNA virus that can cause a number of diseases, notably erythema infectiosum in children, and aplastic crisis in patients with chronic haemolytic disorders. With the availability of serological tests for parvovirus infection, much is known about the prevalence of this virus in the Western population. However, there have not been any data on the epidemiological pattern of parvovirus B19 infection in Hong Kong and its surrounding region. In this report we have studied the sero-prevalence of parvovirus B19 in Hong Kong in 1983 and 1993, and were able to show a low incidence of parvovirus infection in the intervening 10 years, leading to a shift in the prevalence rate of parvovirus infection in the general population. From 1991 to 1996, of 276 patients presenting with illness which might have been caused by B19, only 2.5% were positive for IgM and 19.6% for IgG anti-B19. The prevalence of IgG anti-B19 among patients with thalassaemia major requiring frequent blood transfusion in 1995 was similar to those in the same age group in the general population, substantiating the observation that B19 infection was not common in Hong Kong in recent years.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherWB Saunders Co Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jinfen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Infectionen_HK
dc.subjectChemicals And Cas Registry Numbersen_HK
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAge Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAntibodies, Viral - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshChilden_HK
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_HK
dc.subject.meshFluorescent Antibody Techniqueen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshImmunoenzyme Techniquesen_HK
dc.subject.meshImmunoglobulin G - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshImmunoglobulin M - blooden_HK
dc.subject.meshInfanten_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshParvoviridae Infections - diagnosis - epidemiology - immunologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshParvovirus B19, Human - immunologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshRadioimmunoassayen_HK
dc.titleParvovirus b19 infection in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLau, CS:cslau@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityLau, CS=rp01348en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0163-4453(97)92928-5en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume35en_HK
dc.identifier.issue3en_HK
dc.identifier.spage247en_HK
dc.identifier.epage249en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000071437300008-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, KF=7404759860en_HK
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