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Title: Pure red cell aplasia--report of 11 cases from eastern Nepal.
Authors: Sinha, Arvind Kumar
Agarwal, Anshoo
Lakhey, Mamta
Ansari, Javed
Rani, Sudha
Issue Date: 18-Jul-2003
Citation: Sinha AK, Agarwal A, Lakhey M, Ansari J, Rani S. Pure red cell aplasia--report of 11 cases from eastern Nepal. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2003 Jul; 46(3): 405-8
Abstract: There were eleven cases of pure red cell aplasia diagnosed over a period of 2 years (January 2000-December 2001). All the patients had anemia with pallor and weakness being the presenting complaints. Hematological profile depicted normocytic normochromic anemia, reticulocytopenia and marked paucity of erythroid precursors on bone marrow aspiration and biopsy studies. In the present study, one case was of congenital pure red cell aplasia, in one other case of pyrexia of unknown origin, no definitive diagnosis could be made. Other associated diseases seen with pure red cell aplasia were thymoma, septicemia, protein energy malnutrition, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, acute myeloid leukemia, tuberculosis and hepatitis C. The association of pure red cell aplasia with haematologic malignancies is rare. There are very few case reports on pure red cell aplasia with hepatitis C.
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