Hong Kong Journal of Gynaecology Obstetrics and Midwifery

Volume 1 Number 1, July 2000

In Utero Treatment of Hydrops Fetalis due to Parvovirus B19 Infection: a Case Report

Pui Shan NG MBChB, MRCOG Medical Officer
Tak Yeung LEUNG MBChB, MRCOG Senior Medical Officer
Tse Ngong LEUNG MBChB, MRCOG Associate Professor
Tze Kin LAU MD,MRCOG Associate Professor

We report a case of hydrops fetalis due to parvovirus B19 infection diagnosed at 20 weeks of gestation and treated by intrauterine transfusion. The haemoglobin before transfusion was 3.2g/dl. Although there was evidence of resolution of hydrops one week after the treatment, it took 7 weeks before all features of hydrops disappeared completely. A healthy baby was delivered at term. The perinatal implication, diagnosis and management of parvovirus infection were discussed. (HKJGOM 2000; 1:67-70)

Keywords: Parvovirus B19, in utero transfusion

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