Transient Erythroblastopenia of Childhood

Transient Erythroblastopenia of Childhood

Kathryn Foucar, MD

Peripheral blood smear shows a profound normocytic/normochromic anemia without polychromasia. There is minimal, if any, anisopoikilocytosis of RBCs.

Bone marrow aspirate smear illustrates a marked decrease in the erythroid lineage with only rare erythroblasts image and no maturing forms. Granulocytic lineage is normal.



  • Transient red cell aplasia


Multifactorial Causes

  • Unclear; usually no causative factor identified

  • Underlying viral infection or immune aberration postulated but not consistently documented

  • Rare reports in siblings

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Transient Erythroblastopenia of Childhood

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