Despite advances in the management of SCD, SCD crises are still responsible for increased morbidity and mortality. These crises may be precipitated by other viral infections. Parvovirus B19 is the leading cause of aplastic crisis. Aplastic crises usually resolve spontaneously with supportive therapy.
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