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Will a child who has mild hereditary spherocytosis automatically go into aplastic anemia crisis if he gets parvovirus? will some kids avoid it?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Usually are okay: Whether it's trivial illness or will require transfusion depends on the severity of both processes. Splenectomy in these patients is a personal choice. Aerobic fitness is important to me so I'd do it, but the infection risk is something to consider. Junior can help decide when he's older.

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Last updated Jan 7, 2017

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