Isoniazid-induced pure red cell aplasia

Subraya Krishna Holla, Basavaprabhu Achappa, Pavan Manibettu Raguram, Sitamahalakshminagasai Yerramsetti

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The pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is an uncommon side effect of isoniazid. We describe a 28-year-old man who developed a severe anaemia caused by PRCA. The patient received antituberculous therapy including isoniazid for his pulmonary tuberculosis. On discontinuation of isoniazid, the anaemia recovered promptly. PRCA should be considered in case of unexplained anaemia during isoniazid treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbcr-2018-226134
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018

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  • Medicine(all)


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