BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006736
  • Unexpected outcome (positive or negative) including adverse drug reactions

Cyclosporine-induced haemolytic anaemia in a child with juvenile dermatomyositis

  1. Marta Conde
  1. Hospital Dona Estefânia, Lisboa, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gustavo Queirós, gusta1983{at}


Cyclosporine-induced haemolysis is a very rare adverse reaction. The few published cases in the literature are described in the context of haemolytic-uraemic syndrome in transplanted patients. We report a case of cyclosporine-induced haemolytic anaemia in a 9-year-old girl being treated for severe dermatomyositis.

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