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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 418-420

Parvovirus-induced dyserythropoeisis in a child

Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Deepali Jain
Department of Pathology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 110 002
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.42548

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Most persons with parvovirus B19 infection are asymptomatic or exhibit mild, nonspecific, cold-like symptoms. However, hematologic problems associated with the infection include transient aplastic crisis, chronic red cell aplasia, mild neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. A rare hematologic manifestation is in the form of dyserythropoeisis. Herein, we present the case of a 9-year-old female with severe dyserythropoeisis associated with parvovirus infection.

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