Acute encephalopathy with parvovirus B19 infection in sickle cell disease

S. Bakhshi, S. A. Sarnaik, C. Becker, W. W. Shurney, M. Nigro, S. Savaşan

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Abstract

A 13 year old girl with haemoglobin Sβ+thalassaemia developed simultaneous aplastic crisis and encephalopathy associated with parvovirus B19 (PB19) infection. Brain magnetic resonance imaging findings were consistent with central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis and her symptoms resolved with steroid therapy. Thus, PB19 induced CNS hypersensitivity vasculitis must be considered in the differential diagnosis of encephalopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-542
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Volume87
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

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