The authors have observed a case of gold-induced severe aplastic anemia in which a complete reponse to immuno-suppressive treatment (high dose bolus 6-methylprednisolone) was obtained. The observation suggests that bolus 6-methylprednisolone is able to induce medullary autologous reconstitution in gold-induced severe aplastic anemia. The authors discuss the mechanism of myelotoxicity and the indications for immunosuppressive treatment. This case emphasizes the probable immune-mediated pathogenesis of gold-induced aplastic anemia.
|Translated title of the contribution||Gold-induced severe aplastic anemia: Medullary autologous reconstitution after immunosuppression. An observation|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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