Autoimmune myelofibrosis with pancytopenia as a presenting manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus responsive to mycophenolate mofetil

Patompong Ungprasert, V. R. Chowdhary, M. D. Davis, Ashima Makol

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Hematological abnormalities, such as anemia, leucopenia, and thrombocytopenia, secondary to peripheral destruction, are common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, cytopenias from autoimmune myelofibrosis (AIMF) are extremely uncommon in SLE, with less than 40 reported cases in the literature. We report the case of a 33-year-old female who presented with bullous skin lesions and pancytopenia as the presenting manifestation of what was ultimately diagnosed as SLE with AIMF. She responded well to glucocorticoids and mycophenolate mofetil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016



  • cutaneous lupus
  • hematologic changes
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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