- Words: 2708
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Disease
- Paper #: 22416082
This is often associated with an infection by Parvovirus B-19. The bone marrow's replacement of the cells is disrupted. This usually manifests with a rapid drop in hemoglobin levels. Luckily, this condition is usually self limited, and the treatment is mostly supportive. Recovery is usually heralded by an increase in the reticulocyte count.
In children and in adolescents, sickle cell disease causes growth retardation, a delay in the manifestation of