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Pure Red Cell Anemia: Immunosuppressive Treatment

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Danderyd and Malmö, Sweden

Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):593-597. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-593
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A 25-year-old man with a therapy-resistant pure red cell anemia was treated with azathioprine and went into a remission that lasted even after immunosuppression had been stopped. Electron microscopy indicated destruction of erythropoietic cells in the bone marrow. The possible relationship between hemolytic and aplastic conditions is discussed.





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