A Parsonage-Turner Syndrome secondary to Parvovirus B19 infection

A Parsonage-Turner Syndrome secondary to Parvovirus B19 infection


  • Flavio Mozzani Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Noemi Giuliana Marino Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Andrea Becciolini Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Eleonora Di Donato Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Alarico Ariani Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
  • Daniele Santilli Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma


Parvovirus B19, Parsonage-Turner Syndrome


Parvovirus B19 (PVB19) is a small DNA virus that causes the fifth disease in children; however it can also affect adults. The infection can be asymptomatic in about a quarter of healthy subjects. Typical clinical manifestations are: short lived fever accompanied by asthenia, myalgias and pharyngodynia; symmetrical acute polyarthritis; megalo-erytema in child; maculopulotic rash and/or fleeting purpuric at the extremities in adult; adenopathies in the cervical area. Atypical manifestions can affect neurological system (both central and peripheral), hearth and kidney. We describe a 37-year-old man with neuralgic amyotrophy (Parsonage-Turner syndrome) caused by Parvovirus B19 infection.

Author Biographies

Flavio Mozzani, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Unit

Noemi Giuliana Marino, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Unit

Andrea Becciolini, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Unit

Eleonora Di Donato, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Unit

Alarico Ariani, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Unit

Daniele Santilli, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma

 Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Unit


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Mozzani F, Marino NG, Becciolini A, Di Donato E, Ariani A, Santilli D. A Parsonage-Turner Syndrome secondary to Parvovirus B19 infection. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];92(S1):e2021129. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10702