J Clin Exp Hematop 2021 ;61(2):109-113
Department of Oncology and Hematology, Nara Prefecture General Medical Center, Nara, Japan.
Thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, reticulin fibrosis/renal failure, and organomegaly comprise TAFRO syndrome, which was proposed as a distinct clinical entity from iMCD without TAFRO syndrome (iMCD-NOS) due to its aggressive clinical course, refractoriness to corticosteroids, presence of thrombocytopenia, increased level of alkaline phosphatase, and normal level of gammaglobulin. However, diagnosing TAFRO syndrome in its early stages is challenging because it is rare and its diagnostic criteria are complicated. We describe a patient with TAFRO syndrome and adrenal hemorrhage who demonstrated a rapid decline in her clinical condition and did not respond to steroid pulse therapy, resulting in a fatal outcome. Read More