Systemic lupus erythematosus and pernicious anemia in an 82-year-old woman

J Rheumatol. 1991 Dec;18(12):1924-5.


We describe an 82-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus who developed pernicious anemia 3 years later. Although both diseases are autoimmune in origin, this association is rather rare, and only 3 other cases have been described. Pernicious anemia appeared after steroid treatment was withdrawn.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anemia, Pernicious / complications*
  • Anemia, Pernicious / immunology
  • Antibodies / analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intrinsic Factor / immunology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*


  • Antibodies
  • Intrinsic Factor