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This disease is a slowly developing anemia of early childhood, which is characterized by a gradual onset of pallor. It is also known as TEC. The disease means new red blood cells are temporarily not produced.
CBC counts, hemoglobin studies, viral studies, reticulocyte count and iron studies can are usually performed to diagnose the disease.
Blood transfusions are required in patients with severe TEC when signs of clinical decompensation are evident. Nonemergent transfusions may also be performed as long as it is recommended by a pediatric hematologist.
Symptoms and Signs
Among the known symptoms of the disease are fatigue, pallor, reduced number of red blood cells, anemia, and rapid heart rate.
Though the cause of TEC remains unknown, it has been suggested a Parvovirus infection B19 plays a role. There is also no apparent genetic links found in studies.Discuss Transient Erythroblastopenia Of Childhood in our forums
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