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Transient pancytopenia associated with parvovirus infection in paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria.
  1. A. K. Lakhani,
  2. V. Malkovska,
  3. D. H. Bevan,
  4. M. J. Anderson
  1. Haematology Department, St. George's Hospital, Tooting, London, UK.


    A 25 year old woman with a 15-year history of paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria developed transient pancytopenia following infection with human parvovirus B19. This is the first report of transient pancytopenia in a patient with an acquired haemolytic anaemia due to parvovirus. The possible mechanism of pancytopenia in such a case is discussed.

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