May 1989

Transient Erythroblastopenia of ChildhoodA Review of 26 Cases and Reassessment of Indications for Bone Marrow Aspiration

Author Affiliations

From The Children's Hospital (Dr Hays); and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver (Drs Hays and Lane); and the Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC (Dr Shafer).

Am J Dis Child. 1989;143(5):605-607. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1989.02150170107033

• Clinical and hematological presentations of 26 consecutive patients with transient erythroblastopenia of childhood diagnosed during July 1979 to September 1986 were compared with 26 patients with acute leukemia who presented with anemia and a normal platelet count. It was easy to distinguish acute leukemia from transient erythroblastopenia of childhood on a clinical and laboratory basis. In most cases, bone marrow examination was not necessary.

(AJDC. 1989;143:605-607)