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Pure Red Cell Aplasia
Pathology
Type

Anemia

Cause(s)

Autoimmune disease, thymoma, others

Symptoms

Fatigue, difficulty breathing, pale skin

Mortality Rate

High

Treatments

Transfusion, treatment of underlying condition

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Pure red cell aplasia is a rare form of anemia caused when the bone marrow stops producing red blood cells, but produces white blood cells normally. It is usually a symptom of another underlying disorder, but can be congenital or ideopathic.

Several other conditions can cause red cell aplasia, including:

In addition to an infusion of red blood cells, the condition usually responds well to ciclosporin.

Pure red cell aplasia at Wikipedia

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