Skip to main content

Table 2 Summary of bone marrow findings in previously reported patients with anorexia nervosa and pancytopenia

From: Anorexia nervosa-associated pancytopenia mimicking idiopathic aplastic anemia: a case report

Age Sex BMI (kg/m2) Hematopoietic cells in the bone marrow Gelatinous material in the bone marrow Fat cells in the bone marrow Year of publication Reference
32 F 13 hypocellular (−) increase 2018 present case
16 F ND hypocellular (+) decrease 2016 [7]
33 F 12.3 hypocellular (+) decrease 2013 [4]
18 F 12.1 hypocellular (+) lack 2013 [3]
28 M 18.2 hypocellular (+) increase 2004 [9]
28 F 12.3 hypocellular (+) lack 2003 [6]
20 F 10.7 hypocellular (+) decrease 1998 [10]
17 F 11.4 hypocellular (−) lack 1993 [15]
36 F 10.2 hypocellular (+) lack 1987 [8]
17 ND ND hypocellular (+) lack 1981 [5]
62 ND ND hypocellular (+) lack 1981 [5]
14 ND ND hypocellular (+) decrease 1981 [5]
18 F ND hypocellular (+) decrease 1979 [1]
  1. In most cases described in the literature, anorexia nervosa with pancytopenia demonstrated gelatinous marrow transformation
  2. BMI body mass index, F female, M male, ND not described