Case Report

Rheumatology International

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 295-298

First online:

Successful treatment of acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia with cyclosporine in adult onset Still’s disease

  • Min-Young HerAffiliated withDivision of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Hanyang UniversityDepartment of Internal Medicine, Paik University Medical College
  • , Tae-Hwan KimAffiliated withDivision of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Hanyang University
  • , Hyun-Kyu ChangAffiliated withDepartment of Internal Medicine, Dankook University Medical College
  • , Woong-Soo LeeAffiliated withDepartment of Laboratory Medicine, Hanyang University Medical College
  • , Dae-Hyun YooAffiliated withDivision of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Hanyang University Email author 

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Abstract

Acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia (AAT) is a rare disorder, characterized by severe thrombocytopenia and selective, marked decrease or absence of megakaryocytes in the bone marrow. We describe a 29-year-old female with adult onset Still’s disease preceding a diagnosis of AAT and autoimmune hemolytic anemia, which was successfully treated with cyclosporine. This is the first case of AAT in a patient with adult onset Still’s disease.

Keywords

Acquired amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia Autoimmune hemolytic anemia Adult-onset Still’s disease Cyclosporine