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My son is 6 and just dx w hereditary spherocytosis. if he gets parovirus will he definitely go into aplastic crisis? how will i know it's parvovirus??

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Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Parvovirus: the usual coarse of this virus is usually self resolving in a few days to few weeks in children with chronic anemias like cong spherocytosis if exposed the child will be monitored by your heamatologist and possibly get IVIG if the parvovirus PCR is positive and they have good results with that

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