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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??

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered Jan 6, 2017

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