Pure red cell aplasia in a prostate cancer patient treated with leuprolide acetate and chlormadinone acetate.


Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is characterized by anemia with reticulocytopenia but with normal leukocyte and platelet counts, and a bone marrow with a selective absence of erythroid precursor cells. Drug-induced PRCA is a rare secondary form of PRCA, and is usually acute and fully reversible by the withdrawal of the causative drugs. We report a rare case of… (More)


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