Age-related immunoglobulin G seroprevalence of human parvovirus B-19 in Israeli children

Dan Miron, Yoseph Horovitz, Anthony Luder, Frederic S. Ohnona, Yechiel Schelisinger

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Background: Human parvovirus B19 is a global and common infectious pathogen in humans, particularly in children. Objectives: To assess the immunoglobulin G seroprevalence of B19 in children in Israel. Methods: Overall, 128 previously healthy children (1.5-17years 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Child
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Seroprevalence


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