Infectious / inflammatory disorders
Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 11 April 2013, last major update October 2012
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- Causes "fifth" disease in children, a mild illness with a "slapped cheek" facial rash
- Pregnant women may pass virus to fetus, where it causes marked fetal anemia and hydrops
- Attacks erythroblasts, affecting those with minimal reserve (sickle cell patients, fetuses)
Erythroid precursors with large pink inclusions|
End of Spleen > Infectious / inflammatory disorders > Parvovirus
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