U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
OH
A member asked:

My son was just dx with hereditary spherocytosis. i am so worried about him getting parvovirus and going into aplastic crisis. what do i watch for??

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Parvovirus B19: The main symptom to look for in aplastic crisis is pallor. Parvovirus B19 is somewhat common and symptoms overlap with upper respiratory infection, so it may difficult to avoid completely. People are contagious before the rash appears. Reduce risk of transmission with good handwashing and avoiding close contact with sick people.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

OH
A member asked:

My 6 yo son was dx with hereditary spherocytosis. I am SO worried about him getting parvovirus and going into Aplastic crisis. What do I watch for??

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Pale=ghostlike: Most have a mild to moderate form with a variety of symptoms including mild anemia,which produces fatigue & pallor(ghost like appearance).Intermittent episodes of more profound anemia can occur, but are not silent.Whether this is after a febrile illness like parvo, or a blood trapping event in the spleen, the kids are sicker,have abdominal pain,fatigue & >pallor.All are treatable
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 36-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for you to get parvovirus twice?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 31-year-old female asked:
Is there a connection between parvovirus and ectopic pregnancy?
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 21-year-old member asked:
Does everyone shows symptoms of fifth disease, if they are infected with the b19 human parvovirus?
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
Who discovered the parvovirus infection?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jan 6, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.