Pure red cell aplasia associated with non-hodgkin's lymphoma and hemolytic anemia

Akira Suzuki, Takayuki Takahashi, Ataru Taniguchi, Chikao Kotake, Toshihiko Seo, Tsunenori Toda, Katsuya Kobayashi, Noboro Tsukamoto, Manabu Fukumoto

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Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) rarely occurs in non-thymic lymphoproliferative disorders. The present article describes a patient with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (follicular, mixed type), who concurrently developed PRCA and warm type autoimmune hemolytic anemia during the clinical course. The PRCA and hemolytic anemia were successfully treated with prednisolone (60 mglday). The patient died two years later, however, from advanced lymphoma without any recurrence of the PRCA or hemolytic anemia. To our knowledge, only 20 cases of PRCA associated with malignant lymphoma have been reported. The pathogeneses of the PRCA and hernolytic anemia in our patient are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-387
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese journal of clinical oncology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Oct


  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Pure red cell aplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research


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