[Pancytopenia, arthralgia and myeloneuropathy due to copper deficiency].

  title={[Pancytopenia, arthralgia and myeloneuropathy due to copper deficiency].},
  author={Rupert Bartner and M. Will and Joachim Conrad and Andreas Engelhardt and Michael Schwarz-Eywill},
  journal={Medizinische Klinik},
  volume={100 8},
BACKGROUND Copper deficiency leads to hematologic disorders like pancytopenia. In addition, myeloneuropathy was described in a few cases reports. CASE REPORT A 71-year-old woman was hospitalized because of increasing pancytopenia and ataxic gait, that resulted in a near-complete inability to walk without assistance. Additional symptoms included arthralgia, reduced appetite and weight loss. Laboratory studies revealed a proteinuria of 3,700 mg/day. Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical… CONTINUE READING