0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Pure Red Blood Cell Aplasia and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Martin D. Abeloff, MD; Larry Waterbury, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(4):721-724. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320220123016.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Acquired pure red blood cell (RBC) aplasia (PRCA) is a rare hematologic disorder characterized by anemia, absence of reticulocytosis, erythroid hypoplasia in the bone marrow, and no abnormalities of the myeloid and megakaryocytic lines.1,2 The anemia is severe and generally normochromic and normocytic. Approximately 50% of adults with PRCA have thymomas.3-5 It has also been associated with a variety of disorders including neoplasms,6 preleukemic states,1,7 riboflavin deficiency,8 renal failure,9 and exposure to drugs.10 Pure RBC aplasia has been reported also in adults who have no other medical disorders or history of exposure to toxins.2

Dameshek and colleagues have referred to occasional cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in which the anemia was associated with erythroblastopenia and reticulocytopenia.4 Tatarsky11 and Stohlman et al12 have recently described PRCA as a rare cause of anemia in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Our report describes a

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();