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Figure 2.117. Nonimmune hydrops fetalis due to parvovirus B19 infection in a premature infant born at 24 weeks gestation. Note the gross hydrops fetalis. Laboratory analysis was remarkable for a hemoglobin level of 1.4 g/dL, hematocrit of 4%, platelet count of 10,000/mm3, and WBC count of 6000/mm3 (which, when corrected for nucleated red blood cells, showed a WBC count of 0).

Figure 2.117. Nonimmune hydrops fetalis due to parvovirus B19 infection in a premature infant born at 24 weeks gestation. Note the gross hydrops fetalis. Laboratory analysis was remarkable for a hemoglobin level of 1.4 g/dL, hematocrit of 4%, platelet count of 10,000/mm3, and WBC count of 6000/mm3 (which, when corrected for nucleated red blood cells, showed a WBC count of 0).

Figure 2.118. Radiograph of the same infant as in Figure 2.117 showing severe hydrops fetalis. Note the massive soft tissue edema. In pregnant women with evidence of infection, maternal serum alphafetoprotein concentration may provide a marker of fetal aplastic crisis. If the concentration is increased, serial ultrasonography may be used to check the possibility of fetal hydrops, and fetal sampling may indicate the severity of fetal anemia. Treatment is by in utero transfusion to the fetus.

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