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Pure red cell aplasia and hypogammaglobulinemia in a patient with thymoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19181595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Both pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) and hypogammaglobulinemia are rarer conditions than myasthenia gravis (MG) in thymoma patients. Several articles have discussed the relation between PRCA and thymoma or hypogammaglobulinemia and thymoma, and their proper treatments. Instances of both PRCA and hypogammaglobulinemia in a thymoma patient are few and reported sporadically in the literature. We discuss a 46-year-old woman with thymoma and simultaneous PRCA and hypogammaglobulinemia who achieved complete remission from PRCA after perioperative steroid administration and extended thymectomy, and review the literature.
Chen-Sung Lin; Yuan-Bin Yu; Han-Shui Hsu; Teh-Ying Chou; Wen-Hu Hsu; Biing-Shiun Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1726-4901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-02     Completed Date:  2009-04-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keelung Hospital, Department of Health Executive Yuan, Keelung, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Agammaglobulinemia / etiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Red-Cell Aplasia, Pure / etiology*,  therapy
Thymoma / complications*,  therapy
Thymus Neoplasms / complications*

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