Pure erythroid leukemia, presenting with pancytopenia. Images in Hematology

Clin Case Rep. 2019 Aug 13;7(9):1829-1830. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.2357. eCollection 2019 Sep.


Pure erythroid leukemia is an aggressive form of acute leukemia, presenting with pancytopenia. It is defined as a neoplasm of erythroid lineage without a significant myeloblastic component, representing >80% of marrow, with 30% or more proerythroblasts. The disease has a rapid clinical course with median survival of only 3 months.

Keywords: bone marrow fibrosis; pancytopenia; pure erythroid leukemia; refractory thrombocytopenia.