Why would a rheumatologist test for Fifth Disease?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kellygirl, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    I read up on it and it's something 60% of adults have been exposed to. My test was high but insignificant. I just happened to notice it when looking at my test results. The doctor never mentioned he even tested for it, so why test it?

    It's the parvo AB B19 test for Fifth's Disease.

    Just wondering.
  2. kellygirl

    kellygirl Member

    I never knew that, does anyone else know about this?.......thanks.
  3. acer2000

    acer2000 New Member

    Parvo can cause CFS like symptoms and pain. There was a paper done at uchicago a few years ago that showed it can be treated usually with IVIG. I don't have the link. Google it. I think most of the people in the small study got better after a few months of high dose IVIG.