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Erythroblastopenia, Transient

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What Is Transient Erythroblastopenia?

Transient erythroblastopenia is a rare disorder of red blood cell formation characterized by brief, reversible disappearance of erythroblasts (red blood cell precursors) in the bone marrow of children.

Q: What do the red blood cells look like?

A: Circulating red blood cells appear normal so that the anemia which develops is a normocytic (normal cellular) anemia in contrast to microcytic (small cell) anemia in iron deficiency or macrocytic (large cell) anemia in vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency.

Because new red blood cells are failing to mature, packed red blood cell transfusions may be necessary in severe anemia.

In adults, this disorder is called pure red blood cell anemia.

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