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Indian J Pediatr. 2012 Dec;79(12):1666-8.

Transient aplastic crisis in hereditary elliptocytosis.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, St. John’s Medical College and Hospital, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore, India.

Abstract

Hereditary Elliptocytosis is a heterogeneous group of disorder with regard to clinical presentation, protein defects and mode of inheritance. Parvoviral induced transient aplastic crisis in the form of sudden onset anemia is said to be a rare manifestation of this hereditary hemolytic anemia. The authors describe a case of parvoviral induced transient aplastic crisis in a patient with hereditary elliptocytosis and review the pathogenic mechanisms of parvoviral hemolytic disease.

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