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Korean J Hematol. 2007 Jun;42(2):146-150. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5045/kjh.2007.42.2.146
Kim HG , Lee GW , Kim KM , Kang MH , Ju JH , Kang JH , Lee JS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. brightree@lycos.co.kr
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Abstract

Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare hematologic disorder characterized by anemia, reticulocytopenia in the blood and isolated severe erythroblastopenia with no abnormalities of the granulopoiesis and megakaryopoiesis in the bone marrow. Acquired PRCA has been reported in association with various autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease and Sjogren's syndrome. We report here on a case of PRCA associated with Hashimoto disease (without any other autoimmune disease) which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously reported in Korean and English literatures. Our patient was treated with levothyroxine alone without other immunosuppressive agents and her hemoglobin concentration and hematocrit values returned to normal.

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