Anti-erythropoietin antibody-mediated pure red cell aplasia in a living donor liver transplant recipient treated for hepatitis C virus

Jordan M. Schecter, J. Gregory Mears, Bachir Alobeid, Paul J. Gaglio

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After liver transplantation, reinfection of the newly engrafted liver with hepatitis C virus is essentially universal in patients who are viremic at the time of transplantation. Treatment with interferon preparations with or without ribavirin is recommended in patients with marked histologic injury; however, hematologic toxicity associated with therapy has been reported, which is usually treated with growth factor support, including erythropoietin analogues. We present the first reported case of antierythropoietin antibody-mediated pure red cell aplasia arising in the setting of hepatitis C virus therapy in a patient who underwent living donor liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1592
Number of pages4
JournalLiver Transplantation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Transplantation

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