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Age-related immunoglobulin G seroprevalence of human parvovirus B-19 in Israeli children.
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PMID:  20929079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Human parvovirus B19 is a global and common infectious pathogen in humans, particularly in children. OBJECTIVES: To assess the immunoglobulin G3 seroprevalence of B19 in children in Israel. METHODS: Overall, 128 previously healthy children (1.5-17 years old) hospitalized for various diseases other than acute human parvovirus B19 infection were assessed for IgG to the virus by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: The IgG seroprevalence increased from 22% in children aged 1.5-9 years to 52% in older children (P = 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Our data suggest that most acute parvovirus B19 infections in Israel occur in the early school years, and that by 18 years of age 50% of Israeli children have been infected by the virus.
Dan Miron; Yoseph Horovitz; Anthony Luder; Frederic S Ohnona; Yechiel Schlesinger; Yechiel Schelisinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1565-1088     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. Med. Assoc. J.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-08     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100930740     Medline TA:  Isr Med Assoc J     Country:  Israel    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics A, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Child, Preschool
Immunoglobulin G / blood*
Israel / epidemiology
Parvoviridae Infections / blood,  epidemiology*
Parvovirus B19, Human / isolation & purification*
Prospective Studies
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin G
Erratum In:
Isr Med Assoc J. 2010 Jun;12(6):385
Note: Schelisinger, Yechiel [corrected to Schlesinger, Yechiel]

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