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Transient erythroblastopenia of childhood

Disease definition

A rare, benign, red cell aplasia of young children or infants characterized by a normocytic normochromic anaemia with severe reticulocytopenia in otherwise normocellular bone marrow, and a complete spontaneous recovery within 1-2 months after diagnosis. Neutropenia and thrombocytosis may be associated findings at diagnosis, and a history of a preceding viral illness is frequent. No organomegaly is observed.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Transient acquired pure red cell aplasia
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Childhood
  • ICD-10: D60.1
  • ICD-11: 3A61.0
  • OMIM: 227050
  • UMLS: C0238478
  • MeSH: C536980
  • GARD: 7793
  • MedDRA: -
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