Pleural Solitary Fibrous Tumor Complicated with Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Hiroshi Takahashi, Hiroshi Ohkawara, Kazuhiko Ikeda, Kayo Harada-Shirado, Miki Furukawa, Masumi Sukegawa, Akiko Shichishima-Nakamura, Hideyoshi Noji, Saho Wakamatsu, Kazuhiro Tasaki, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kazuei Ogawa (+1 others)
2014 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
We herein report a 74-year-old woman who presented with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) associated with pleural solitary fibrous tumor (SFT). Her AIHA was initially treated with 1 mg/kg daily of oral prednisolone (PSL) for 2 months, which had a limited effect. However, after surgical tumor resection, the patient showed remarkable improvement of AIHA with normalizations of serum lactate dehydrogenase and bilirubin levels, and we were able to rapidly reduce the PSL dosage. This is the first
more » ... cription of a case of AIHA caused by SFT. ) tests confirmed severe anemia (hemoglobin concentration, 4.9 g/dL) and showed reticulocytosis (12.9%) and elevated
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.53.2121 pmid:25030571 fatcat:w6e467r47zhptpu4gigcldh4gi