Gelatinous transformation of bone marrow with pancytopenia in an emaciated patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

S. Kaneko, M. Nagata, H. Takemura, T. Yuhara, T. Akama, H. Suzuki, K. Yamane, H. Kashiwagi

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Abstract

We report on gelatinous transformation of the bone marrow in a 42-year- old male patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Gelatinous transformation of the bone marrow in SLE is rare. This condition is composed of hypocellularity with deposition of hyaluronic acid in the bone marrow and is known to be associated with malnutrition due to cachexia and anorexia nervosa. In this patient we consider that malnutrition caused gelatinous transformation which worsened pancytopenia due to SLE. Pancytopenia improved after methylprednisolone pulse therapy and nutrition therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Rheumatology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Gelatinous transformation
  • Malnutrition
  • Pancytopenia
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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