Parvovirus B19 DNA detection in treatment-naïve HIV anemic patients in Lagos, Nigeria: a case control study.

Abstract:

Background:Parvovirus B19 (B19) has tropism for cells of the erythroid lineage, which may lead to transient inhibition of erythropoiesis. Several studies and case reports suggested that B19 infection may contribute significantly to severe chronic anemia in HIV infected persons. Objective:To detect parvovirus B19 DNA in treatment-naïve HIV patients. Methods:This was a case control retrospective study. One hundred nineteen anemic and 81 non-anemic treatment-naïve HIV infected patients participated in the study at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. Polymerase chain reaction was used to detect B19 DNA. Results:Out of 200 patients analysed, 13(6.5%) had parvovirus B19 DNA. Eight HIV patients with anemia had B19 DNA while five non-anemic HIV patients had B19 DNA. This suggests that the presence of B19 DNA in the blood of HIV positive individuals may contribute to anemia because the majority (61.5%) who were positive for B19 DNA had anemia as compared to the non-anemic control group (38.5%). Conclusion:This study shows that the presence of B19 DNA in anemic HIV infected patients is not associated with chronic anaemia in HIV infection because no significant association exist.

journal_name

Afr Health Sci

journal_title

African health sciences

authors

Ashaka OS,Salu OB,James AB,Oyefolu AOB,Anjorin AA,Oke BO,Orenolu MR,Omilabu SA

doi

10.4314/ahs.v20i1.27

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2020-03-01 00:00:00

pages

219-226

issue

1

eissn

1680-6905

issn

1729-0503

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jAFHS.v20.i1.pg219

journal_volume

20

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