Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting as myelofibrosis

Haematologia (Budap). 1998;29(2):153-6.


Myelofibrosis is not frequent in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A review in the literature reveals that the co-incidence is rather rare since there are only a few papers reporting this combination. The female patient described hereby, presented with thrombocytopenia; following investigation, the diagnosis of SLE was established and bone marrow examination revealed an increase of marrow reticulin. Treatment with steroids reversed both thrombocytopenia and bone marrow fibrosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Marrow / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Primary Myelofibrosis / complications*
  • Primary Myelofibrosis / pathology
  • Thrombocytopenia / etiology