Transient Erythroblastopenia of Childhood Treatment & Management

Updated: Sep 17, 2019
  • Author: Lennox H Huang, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Packed red cell transfusions are required in patients with severe transient erythroblastopenia of childhood (TEC) when signs of clinical decompensation are evident. Conditions in which transfusion may be necessary include hemodynamic instability, exercise intolerance, and altered mental status.

Refractory incidents of transient erythroblastopenia of childhood may be associated with a failure to thrive and also may require packed red cell transfusion.

Perform nonemergent transfusions in consultation with a pediatric hematologist.

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Consultations

Consultation with a pediatric hematologist is recommended in nonclassic presentations of transient erythroblastopenia of childhood or if the patient with transient erythroblastopenia of childhood has severe anemia that requires transfusion.

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Diet

No special dietary requirements are necessary.

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