What is aplastic crisis?

What are the symptoms of aplastic crisis?

Symptoms of an aplastic crisis often include feeling tired, having pale skin, and being short of breath.

How is aplastic crisis treated?

Blood transfusions might be done to treat an aplastic crisis. This means you receive healthy blood from another person. After a few days, the bone marrow usually recovers on its own, and red blood cell production returns to its usual rate.

What is aplastic crisis?

Aplastic crisis is a condition in which the bone marrow of someone with a condition such as sickle cell disease suddenly stops producing red blood cells. This causes sudden and severe anemia. The crisis is usually caused by an infection with parvovirus. This is the virus that causes fifth disease in children.

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