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    Anemia - Free CME Quick Quiz

    This week's Med-Challenger free CME quiz - Anemia - covers the appropriate hemoglobin threshold for use of erythropoietin-stimulating agents, prescribing erythropoietin-stimulating agents to patients with chronic kidney disease receiving dialysis, parvovirus infection as an etiology of red cell dysplasia in an immunocompromised patient, and symptomatic anemia in patients with cancer.

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    Here's this week's free sample question...

    A 48-year-old man takes immunosuppressant medications following a kidney transplant for polycystic kidney disease.

    He develops low-grade fever followed by a facial rash that eventually spreads to his extremities in a lacy, reticular pattern.

    His joints ache, and he is fatigued.

    He is found to be quite anemic, with a hemoglobin level of 7 g/dL. The anemia is normocytic and normochromic. Platelet and white blood cell counts are normal. His iron level is normal and his reticulocyte count is 1.5%. The result from the Coombs test is negative. Findings on bone marrow biopsy show giant proerythroblasts.

    Which of the following viruses is associated with this clinical picture?

    Answer Options:
    • cytomegalovirus (CMV)

    • hepatitis A virus (HAV)

    • Epstein–Barr (EBV) virus

    • parvovirus B19V
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    The correct answer is:

    parvovirus B19V


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