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July 1974

Thymoma With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Red Blood Cell Aplasia, and Herpesvirus Infection

Author Affiliations

Kyoto, Japan

From the Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(1):99-102. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630070063015

A 49-year-old woman with thymoma, systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic cutaneous herpes simplex and pure red blood cell aplasia is reported. At autopsy, cytomegalovirus infection was recognized. The thymoma developed about ten years prior to the onset of various clinical symptoms. The association of these unusual features in a patient with thymoma suggests the presence of a basic disturbance in immune mechanism.