Follicular lymphoma complicated with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and pure red cell aplasia

Yasuhiro Nakashima, Yasunobu Abe, Rie Ohtsuka, Yoshimichi Tachikawa, Eriko Nagasawa, Junji Nishimura, Koichi Ohshima, Hajime Nawata, Koichiro Muta

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Abstract

Malignant lymphomas are often associated with immunological disorders. We describe here a 54-year-old woman with follicular lymphoma, simultaneously complicated with autoimmune hemolytic anemia and pure red cell aplasia. The patient had bilateral cervical, axillar and inguinal lymph node swellings. Peripheral blood analysis revealed severe anemia (Hb 3.4g/dl) and reticulocytopenia (2260/ml), and then the bone marrow showed erythroid hypoplasia. Furthermore, a direct Coombs test was positive and the serum haptoglobin level was undetectable. After treatment with CHOP followed by 1 mg/kg of prednisolone daily, the patient obtained complete remission and her anemia improved to the normal level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1208-1210
Number of pages3
Journal[Rinshō ketsueki] The Japanese journal of clinical hematology
Volume45
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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