Pernicious anemia and systemic lupus erythematosus in a young woman

J Rheumatol. 1985 Aug;12(4):798-9.


We describe a 23-year-old woman with both pernicious anemia and systemic lupus erythematosus. This is a rare association despite the relationship between the autoimmune etiology of the 2 conditions, and it is of particular interest in that adult pernicious anemia is very uncommon in young people.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anemia, Pernicious / complications*
  • Anemia, Pernicious / diagnosis
  • Antibodies, Antinuclear / analysis
  • Antigens, Surface / analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / immunology
  • Schilling Test


  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • Antigens, Surface