The remission of pure red cell aplasia with a thymoma after surgical resection

Mi Kim Eun, Sang Ha Kim, Woocheol Kwon, Young Kim Ho, Whan Kim Chong, Ghil Lee Bu, Soon Hee Jung, Kook Lee Chong, Joong Yong Suk

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Abstract

Thymomas are associated with different paraneoplastic syndromes, with the most clinically important association being with myasthenia gravis, hypogammaglobulinemia, and pure red cell aplasia (PRCA). The optimal therapy for PRCA that complicates a thymoma is unknown, given the rarity of the clinical situation. It has been suggested that remission following surgery alone is uncommon and most patients will require some other form of therapy. We report a case of PRCA with a thymoma in a 59-year-old man who remained in complete remission of the PRCA after surgical resection of the thymoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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