Six cases of hereditary spherocytosis revealed by human parvovirus infection

Br J Haematol. 1986 Apr;62(4):653-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.1986.tb04088.x.


Recent research has shown that the human parvovirus is a causative agent of aplastic crisis in hereditary haemolytic anaemias. We report six cases--four children and two adults--of hereditary spherocytosis revealed by aplastic crisis due to human parvovirus infection.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Anemia, Aplastic / etiology*
  • Anemia, Aplastic / immunology
  • Antibodies, Viral / analysis
  • Blood Cell Count
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Parvoviridae / immunology
  • Parvoviridae Infections / complications*
  • Spherocytosis, Hereditary / complications*


  • Antibodies, Viral