European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 147, Issue 6, pp 643–644 | Cite as

Aplastic anaemia complicating adenovirus infection in DiGeorge syndrome

  • J. Tuvia
  • B. Weisselberg
  • I. Shif
  • G. Keren
Case Reports


An 18-month-old child with partial DiGeorge syndrome developed aplastic anaemia during an acute adenovirus infection. Assessment of the child's immune system revealed T-cell subset abnormalities consistent with DiGeorge syndrome. A possible link between the underlying immune deficiency and the observed complication is suggested.

Key words

Adenovirus Aplastic anaemia DiGeorge syndrome Lymphocyte subsets 



Epstein-Barr virus




Venereal Disease Laboratories


Glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase


Pokeweed mitogen


Complete blood count


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Tuvia
    • 1
  • B. Weisselberg
    • 1
  • I. Shif
    • 2
  • G. Keren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics “B”, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer Hospital, Sackler School of MedicineTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Virology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer Hospital, Sackler School of MedicineTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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