My sister's stepsons son (what is he to me? step nephew?) Anyway he has been very sick for several months, they finally got a diagnosis, human parvo virus. I thought my sister had lost her mind. Well, I just googled human parvo and saw several sites. I haven't read them yet, just scanned them. I'm wondering if anyone here knew this existed? If so can you tell me anything about it? I'll go back to reading the articles shortly.
Hi, I was diagnosed with Human Parvo virus a few years ago. There are many symptoms and they can last for a long time. I was told by my doctor this has nothing to do with the parvo virus that dogs get, and is not transmitted from animals to humans, this is something that just humans get. It did take me a long time to get all my strength back (approx just over one year) and get back to normal. It affects different people in different ways. Some of the forums on this have people who have had long lasting effects, while others do not. Please go to a doctor who is well informed in regards to Human Parvo Virus and keep your nephew going in for follow ups. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask, I will share my experience with you and help in any way I can.
Thank you so much. You know, when my sister told me "you know that thing that dogs get that starts with a p" I really thought she had lost her mind. He seems to be doing better after several months of doctors not being able to find a correct diagnosis. Can you tell me what he might expect? He's about 11 years old I think.
Does this lead to other diseases? And I guess the biggest question with a younger child in their home is if it's contagious. I don't think it is or she would probably have some symptoms by now.
The one that I found the most informative was - if you go into Google and put in "The Miranda Mission" it will bring you to a site called The Miranda Mission - Human Parvo Virus. There is a chat forum on the site as well. Some of the people had serious complications with this virus, but as I said before, PLEASE remember, it doesn't affect everyone the same way. I was very concerned after chatting on the site that I would have some very long lasting effects, but I was one of the lucky ones and was back to myself in just over a year. No one else in my family caught it from me. I used to go to a lot of flea markets and my doctor said I could have caught it anywhere, possibly even at a flea market, if I came into contact with someone who had it. He was very vague about where I could have got it, but I thought, hey if I could catch it that easily, my family must be at risk.... but nobody else in my family got it. They had originally said it was the flu, and a few other things, but a skin biopsy confirmed what it was. I was in extreme pain and could not move my upper body at all, by the time I was diagnosed was having trouble walking. It was definitely very scary.