B19 parvovirus infection causing aplastic crisis in 3 out of 5 family members with hereditary spherocytosis

Ir J Med Sci. 1990 Jun;159(6):182-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02937239.


B19 parvovirus infection is a principal cause of transient bone marrow suppression in patients with chronic haemolytic anaemias. Acute infection is described in a family of five individuals with hereditary spherocytosis; three of them developed marked hypoplastic anaemia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Anemia, Aplastic / etiology*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Parvoviridae Infections / complications*
  • Spherocytosis, Hereditary / complications*