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Pure red cell aplasia in a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation patient: inside the erythroblast

By Francesca Labbadia, Eduardo Salido-Fierréz, Juliana Majado-Martinez, Valentin Cabañas-Perianes and José M. Moraleda Jiménez


A case of pure red cell aplasia in a simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant recipient on immunosuppressive therapy is reported here. The patient presented with anemia unresponsive to erythropoietin treatment. Bone marrow cytomorphology was highly suggestive of parvovirus pure red cell aplasia, which was confirmed with serology and polymerase chain reaction positive for parvovirus B19 DNA in peripheral blood. After the administration of intravenous immunoglobulin the anemia improved with a rising number of the reticulocytes

Topics: pure red cell aplasia, transplantation, PVB19, Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, RC633-647.5
Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.4081/hr.2012.e17
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