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transient aplastic crisis


Definition: temporary suppression of erythropoiesis, due usually to viral infection (e.g., Parvovirus B-19); may be particularly severe in people with hemolytic anemias (e.g., sickle cell disease, thalassemia, hereditary spherocytosis).

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