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A case of thymoma-associated autoimmune haemolytic anaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9121594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 50-year-old female presented with severe Coombs-positive haemolytic anaemia. Chest roentgenogram revealed a right-sided paracardial mass in the anterior mediastinum that was proven to be a thymoma. The patient was treated with oral prednisone (1 mg/kg/day) and subsequent thymectomy. Haemolysis did not return although the direct Coombs test remained weakly positive. In reviewing the literature 15 additional cases of thymoma-associated autoimmune haemolytic anaemia were identified.
R J Rennenberg; P Pauwels; L T Vlasveld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Netherlands journal of medicine     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0300-2977     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth J Med     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-18     Completed Date:  1997-04-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0356133     Medline TA:  Neth J Med     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  110-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Diaconessenhuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Coombs' Test
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Prednisone / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Thymoma / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Thymus Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal; 53-03-2/Prednisone

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