Pure red cell aplasia in a patient with lupus-like disease and thymoma

Haematology; Rheumatology
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2011.0009
11
37-40
Pure red cell aplasia in a patient with lupus-like disease and thymoma

Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare complication of autoimmune rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Thymoma occurs in 5–13% of patients with PRCA and in 2% of patients with SLE. The simultaneous occurrence, however, of all 3 disorders is rare. We report a patient with lupus-like disease who developed PRCA in association with a thymoma and explore the management challenges that ensued.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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