Pediatric Acute Anemia Follow-up
- Author: Susumu Inoue, MD; Chief Editor: Robert J Arceci, MD, PhD more...
In pediatrics beyond the immediate neonatal period, acute anemia is rare in otherwise healthy children. In most instances, it is due to blood loss usually through GI tract or via heavy menstrual period. Most common reason for hospitalization due to acute anemia is due to so called aplastic crisis in children with chronic hemolytic anemia who otherwise had been stable. Most common varieties are herediatrary spherocytosis and sickle cell disease. Therefore it would be prudent to educate parents regarding this complication, at the time when the diagnosis is established.
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