We report on a 62-year-old woman who developed a severe aplastic anemia requiring frequent packed red cell and platelet transfusions. Since conventional pharmacological therapy was ineffective, treatment with Cyclosporin A was started, resulting in a significant increase of leukocyte, platelet, and red cell counts. However, 5 months after the beginning of Cyclosporin A treatment, despite a past medical history not significant for clinical tuberculosis, the patient developed tubercular pericarditis. This report underlines the need for a careful follow-up of Cyclosporin A-treated patients aimed at a prompt diagnosis of possible infectious complications.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Journal of Hematology|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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