Corticosteroid treatment of pure red cell aplasia in a patient with hepatitis A.

@article{Yoon2012CorticosteroidTO,
  title={Corticosteroid treatment of pure red cell aplasia in a patient with hepatitis A.},
  author={Young Kyung Yoon and Dae Won Park and Jang Wook Sohn and Min Ja Kim and Insun S Kim and Myung Hyun Nam},
  journal={Acta haematologica},
  year={2012},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={60-3}
}
Secondary pure red cell aplasia (PRCA), as an extrahepatic manifestation of hepatitis A virus infection, has been reported on rare occasions. We report herein an unusual case of hepatitis A complicated by PRCA. In addition, we reviewed nine cases reported in the English literature. Our case of nonfulminant hepatitis A complicated by PRCA and hemolytic anemia was successfully treated with initial transfusion and corticosteroid therapy for 18 weeks. The patient's hematologic abnormalities and… CONTINUE READING
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  • AG S.Karger, Basel
  • 2012

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