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If a person with sickle cell disease is infected with parvovirus, the virus that causes fifth disease in children, an aplastic crisis may develop. Bone marrow suddenly stops producing red blood cells, which results in sudden and severe anemia . During this time, a person will often feel tired, have pale skin, and be short of breath.
Most aplastic crises occur in children. This condition only occurs once in any person.
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of: February 20, 2015