October 1978

Aplastic Anemia Associated With Type B Viral Hepatitis

Author Affiliations

From the Medical and Research Services, Veterans Administration Wadsworth Hospital Center, Los Angeles, and the Department of Medicine, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles.

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(10):1557-1558. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630350081022

Aplastic anemia is a recognized complication of viral hepatitis, but, to our knowledge, no cases associated with type B hepatitis have been described. We report the case of a patient who developed severe aplastic anemia very early in the course of infection with hepatitis B virus.

(Arch Intern Med 138:1557-1558, 1978)