Ectopic atrial tachycardia in an infant with transient erythroblastopenia of childhood

Dana Aronson Schinasi*, Emily Schapiro, Maully Shah

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Transient erythroblastopenia of childhood is a self-limited anemia occurring in previously healthy children, secondary to temporary cessation of erythrocyte production. Although the precise etiology is unclear, most cases are associated with a viral illness. The anemia may be severe, with associated pallor, tachypnea, and tachycardia; treatment is supportive. We present an unusual case of a child with viral-induced transient erythroblastopenia of childhood and associated ectopic atrial tachycardia, requiring therapy with antiarrhythmics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-659
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

Keywords

  • atrial tachyarrhythmia
  • ectopic atrial tachycardia
  • transient erythroblastopenia of childhood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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