Human parvovirus B19 in children with sickle cell disease; poking the spleen

Ashraf Abdellah Saad, Ismail Beshlawi, Abdul Hakim Al-Rawas, Mathew Zachariah, Hanan Fawzy Nazir, Yasser Wali

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Parvovirus is a known culprit of transient red cell aplasia (TRCA) in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). Few reports have previously described the association between the virus and acute splenic sequestration crisis (ASSC) in the same patient. Here, we are shedding light on such a potentially serious combination by reporting two cases of siblings with SCD complicated with concurrent ASSC and TRCA and presenting a review of the relevant literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-428
Number of pages4
JournalOman Medical Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017



  • Human parvovirus B19
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Spleen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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