General Virology and DNA Viruses
A 9-yrs-old male presented with fever and nonspecific symptoms followed by a distinctive rash on the cheeks. Which of the following viruses may cause this disease?
a. Parvovirus B19 is the causative agent of erythema infectiosum (fifth disease).
b. It is associated with transient aplastic crisis in persons with hereditary hemolytic anemia.
c. In adults, it is also associated with polyarthralgia (and fetal loss in pregnant women).
d. No cell lines have been employed for cultivating these viruses. Serology detects specific 1gM antibody to Parvovirus.