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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



acquired pure red cell aplasia  listen  (uh-KWY-erd … sel uh-PLAY-zhuh)

  A rare disorder in which the bone marrow makes almost no red blood cells. It may be caused by infection or by certain drugs. Patients with this disorder may also have a thymoma (a tumor of the thymus) or an autoimmune condition such as lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis.