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Pure red cell aplasia caused by D-penicillamine treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
  1. M Tishler,
  2. Y Kahn,
  3. M Yaron
  1. Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, Israel.


    A 40 year old woman with rheumatoid arthritis developed pure red cell aplasia after treatment with D-penicillamine 500 mg/day. D-Penicillamine was stopped and short term treatment with steroids resulted in complete recovery of bone marrow.

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