Year : 2015 | Volume : 3 | Issue : 1 | Page : 71 - 72  

Short Communications
Clinical profile of pure red cell aplasia

E.A. Ashok Kumar1, S. Banavali2

1Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad

2Professor of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400012


Clinical and hematological profiles of twelve patients with Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA) are described. It was more common in fifth decade and in males. Eight patients had mild upper respiratory tract infection, eight patients had indigenous drug intake history, eight patients had hepatomegaly, six had splenomegaly and three had palpable lymph nodes. Experience with corticosteroids and immune suppressive agents are described.

Key words: Pure Red Cell Aplasia, hematological profile, hepatomegaly

Corresponding Author: E.A. ASHOK KUMAR, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine,Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Suraram, RR Dist. Telangana-500055. E-mail – 





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