Pure red cell aplasia in a 42 year old Nigerian with HIV-infection and pulmonary tuberculosis: A case report

  • MB Kagu Department of Haematology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1414, Maiduguri, Borno State.
  • SG Ahmed Department of Haematology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1414, Maiduguri, Borno State.
  • UH Pindiga Department of Histopathology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 1414, Maiduguri, Borno State.
Keywords: Pure Red Cell Aplasia, HIV-Infection, Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Abstract

Anaemia is very common in HIV-infected individuals at all stages of disease and most often Marrow examination are not done to elucidate some of the causes of anaemia.We describe a 42 year old Nigerian with HIV-infection and pulmonary tuberculosis on combivir and anti TB therapy (Rifampicin, INH, Pyrazinamide and ethambutol) with pure red cell aplasia who responded to steroid therapy and withdrawal of combivir (lamivudine + zidovudine).

KEY WORDS: Pure Red Cell Aplasia; HIV-Infection; Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Sahel Medical Journal Vol.7(2) 2004: 77-79
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