Aplastic anaemia in systemic lupus erythematosus: a cellular immune mechanism?

  title={Aplastic anaemia in systemic lupus erythematosus: a cellular immune mechanism?},
  author={Christine Roffe and Mary Rose Cahill and Arabinda Samanta and S Bricknell and Simon T S Durrant},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  volume={30 4},
Aplastic anaemia is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The mechanism is unclear but is thought to be related to an autoantibody to bone marrow precursors of haematopoiesis. We report a case of SLE related aplastic anaemia in which therapy with methylprednisolone and high dose cyclophosphamide followed by prednisolone and azathioprine resulted in complete clinical and haematological remission. Bone marrow cultures showed inhibition of erythropoiesis when incubated with… CONTINUE READING


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