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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jul;27(7):657-9. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182225664.

Ectopic atrial tachycardia in an infant with transient erythroblastopenia of childhood.

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Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. aronsond@email.chop.edu

Abstract

Transient erythroblastopenia of childhood is a self-limited anemia occurring in previously healthy children, secondary to temporary cessation of erythrocyte production. Although the precise etiology is unclear, most cases are associated with a viral illness. The anemia may be severe, with associated pallor, tachypnea, and tachycardia; treatment is supportive. We present an unusual case of a child with viral-induced transient erythroblastopenia of childhood and associated ectopic atrial tachycardia, requiring therapy with antiarrhythmics.

PMID:
21730806
DOI:
10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182225664
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