August 1978

Erythroid Aplasia in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Author Affiliations

From The Cardeza Foundation for Hematologic Research, Hematology Division, Department of Medicine (Drs Rubin, Walker, Ballas, and Travis); and the Department of Pediatrics (Dr Travis), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(8):760-762. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120330032007

• A 9-year old girl had clinical manifestations of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis that were further complicated by severe anemia. Subsequent studies showed the anemia to be due to erythroid aplasia. Hematologic remission was induced with prednisone, 60 mg/day.

(Am J Dis Child 132:760-762, 1978)