B19 Parvovirus-Induced Anemia in a Normal Child: Initial Bone Marrow Erythroid Hyperplasia and Response to Intravenous Immunoglobulin

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Abstract

Purpose:

Human B19 parvovirus infection may cause severe erythroid hypoplasia in patients with an underlying hemolytic anemia. We report a case of severe parvovirus-induced anemia with initial marrow erythroid hyperplasia in a child with no underlying hematologic disorder.

Conclusions:

The patient's rapid hemoglobin recovery after treatment with i.v. immunoglobulin further supports this form of therapy for children with parvovirus-induced anemia.

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