Splenic Sequestration. Tessa Bandhan. Question 1.
Splenic sequestration crises can occur from 5 weeks to adulthood, but most first attacks occur between 3 months and 5 years.
After the acute event has resolved, subsequent management may follow one of three courses.
Chronic transfusion – administration of repeated blood transfusions over a prolonged period may reduce the risk of acute sequestration.
Aplastic anemia is as an acute illness with a Hb below the patient’s baseline with a decreased reticulocyte count. It is usually associated with parvovirus B19 infection.