Acute parvovirus B19 infection frequently causes non-specificity in Borrelia, and less often in Salmonella and Campylobacter serology – a problem of diagnosis of infectious arthropathy.

Authors: Tuuminen T, Hedman K, Söderlund-Venermo M, Seppälä I Several infectious agents may cause arthritis or arthropathy. For example, infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease, may in the late phase manifest as arthropathy. Infections with Campylobacter, Salmonella or Yersinia may result in a postinfectious reactive arthritis. Acute infection with parvovirus B19 (B19V) may likewise initiate transient or chronic arthropathy. All these conditions may be clinically indistinguishable from rheumatoid arthritis. Here, we present evidence that acute B19V infection may elicit IgM antibodies that are polyspecific or cross-reactive with a variety of bacterial antigens. Their presence may lead to misdiagnosis and improper clinical management, exemplified here …

Authors: Tuuminen T, Hedman K, Söderlund-Venermo M, Seppälä I

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